What did Trump tell PM Modi about Pakistan? Positive news for Islamabad from White House

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What did Trump tell PM Modi about Pakistan? Positive news for Islamabad from White House

ISLAMABAD - In a positive news for Islamabad from White House, President Trump has told Indian PM Modi to mend ties with Pakistan.

US President Donald Trump has encouraged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to improve ties with Pakistan and “fulfil his promise to better the lives of the Kashmiri people”, according to the White House.

Trump also spoke with Modi during their bilateral meeting on the margins of the UN General Assembly about the need to address barriers to free, fair, and reciprocal trade, according to a readout of the meet from the White House.

Interacting with the media before the meeting, Trump had largely ducked a flurry of questions on the Kashmir issue and terrorism emanating from Pakistan and said he believed Modi was capable of handling these issues. He had also not made any fresh offer to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir – an issue he has brought up several times in recent public comments.

During interactions with the media alongside Modi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, Trump had side-stepped questions on Pakistan’s role in supporting terrorism against India and instead said Iran should be “at the top of the list” of terrorist states.

Washington