WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – US President Donald Trump has said that he is looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon.
Speaking to the journalists, the US president had insisted that a lot of progress has been made towards reducing tension between India and Pakistan.
“I'll see Prime Minister Modi and I will — we'll — be meeting with (prime ministers of) India and Pakistan and I think a lot of progress has been made there...lot of progress,” Trump said.
Trump responded to a question posed by the media at the White House. The question did not mention Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), reports the international media.
Trump's schedule suggests that his meeting with Imran Khan may take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York later this month.
Trump’s schedule suggests that his meeting with Imran Khan may take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York later this month.
After addressing Indian-Americans at the “Howdy Modi!” event, Trump will travel to Ohio and then is expected to fly to New York to attend the annual UN General Assembly session.
Tension arose between Pakistan and India after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5. Reacting to India’s move on Kashmir, Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi and expelled the Indian high commissioner.
Curfew and lockdown
continued at 45th consecutive day on Wednesday (today) in IoK from August 5 when Narendra Modi government announced scraping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
The occupied territory continued to reel under strict military siege and curfew on the 45th consecutive day as all markets are closed while transport is off the road.
The authorities relaxed restrictions to a limited extent in some areas and opened schools but the students failed to turn up as parents were unwilling to send their children to schools in view of their safety.
The attendance in government offices in these areas also remained thin. The mobile telephone and internet services continued to remain totally suspended.