Trump meets Imran Khan, says "Ready, willing and able to mediate Kashmir issue"
Washington, Sep 23: US President Donald Trump on Monday held a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and said he was willing to mediate the Kashmir issue if both the countries agree.
US President said he is a good arbitrator and can find a solution to the decades-old Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan.
"I am ready, willing and able. It's a complex issue. It's been going on for a long time. But if both want it, I will be ready to do it," Trump said during the bilateral meet with Imran Khan in New York today.
"I have a very good relationship with Prime Minister Khan and PM Modi. I am a good mediator and I will mediate if there is assent from other side," US President Donald Trump said.
"If I can help, I will certainly help," Trump said, describing the Kashmir issue as a "complex" one which has been going on for a long time.
"If both (Pakistan and India) want, I am ready to do it," he said, a day after attending 'Howdy, Modi' rally in Houston, where he shared the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and displayed a close friendship and a common vision on fighting terrorism.
"At any point of time, I would be an extremely good arbitrator," he said.
Trump praised the 'Howdy, Modi' mega rally in presence of Khan and said he has heard a "very aggressive statement" by Prime Minister Modi.
"It was very well received within the room," Trump said, referring to the gathering of 50,000 people at the NRG stadium in Houston
This comes a day after Trump shared the dais with Prime Minister Modi at the 'Howdy Modi' event in Houston. During his speech at Howdy Modi, the Prime Minister lashed out at Islamabad over terrorism and called Pakistan "a breeding ground of terrorists". PM said this in the presence of Trump.
India Pakistan ties have hit an all-time low after Modi-led government scrapped Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5.