Frustrated India reacts over the PM Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump’s meeting in Davos

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Frustrated India reacts over the PM Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump’s meeting in Davos

ISLAMABAD - Frustrated India reacts over the PM Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump’s meeting in Davos.India's reiteration on the Kashmir issue came after the U.S. President, while addressing the media with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, said the U.S. was watching the developments relating to Kashmir “very closely” and repeated his offer to “help” resolve the dispute.

Ruling out any role for a “third party” in the Kashmir issue, India rejected comments by U.S. President Donald Trump offering to mediate between India and Pakistan link, The Hindu has reported.

The U.S. President’s latest offer was made at a joint press appearance with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, repeating a previous offer made in June 2019.

“We have seen President Trump’s remarks. Let me once again reiterate that there is no role for any third party in the matter.

If at all there are any bilateral issues between India and Pakistan to be discussed, it should be done bilaterally,” said MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, adding that “the onus is on Pakistan to create a conducive atmosphere free from terror and violence”.

The Ministry of External Affairs has not yet confirmed a possible visit by Mr. Trump to India on February 24. However, when asked in Davos about the planned visit, reported by *The Hindu *last week, Mr. Trump did not deny it, only replying that as he has just met the Pakistan Premier, he would not require to visit Pakistan when he comes to India .

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