Pakistan responds over the US President Donald Trump’s Remarks in favour of Pakistan on Indian soil

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Pakistan responds over the US President Donald Trump’s Remarks in favour of Pakistan on Indian soil

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan responds over the US President Donald Trump’s Remarks in favour of Pakistan on Indian soil.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said the importance of US President Donald Trump's statement during his visit to India — in which he said that the US has a "very good relationship" link with Pakistan — cannot be denied.

A day earlier, US President Donald Trump, while addressing a packed rally in Ahmedabad after his arrival in India on Monday, said the United States has "a very good relationship" with Pakistan.

"Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one. Thanks to these efforts, we are beginning to see signs of big progress with Pakistan and we are hopeful for reduced tensions, greater stability and the future of harmony for all of the nations of South Asia," Trump had said on the first day of his whirlwind 36-hour visit link meant to reaffirm US-India ties.

In a statement released by the foreign minister's spokesperson today, Qureshi said that Trump remark about Pakistan was "extraordinary and its importance cannot be denied".

"Trump wants peace and stability in the region and has asked India to play a positive role in the area and extend a hand for promoting peace and stability in the region."

The foreign minister said that this will only be possible when the Kashmir issue is solved.

"The current Indian government has further complicated an already complicated problem. India's measures of August 5 link have affected the identity of Kashmir and broken it into several parts.