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Kashmir issue can't be resolved bilaterally: Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan after Trump meeting

US President Donald Trump (L) greets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House in Washington. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 23, 2019, 02.18 PM (IST)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the move of US President Donald Trump of mediating between India and Pakistan for Kashmir.

Imran said that the contentious issue of Kashmir between the two neighbours could never be resolved bilaterally.

“There was one point when there was General (Pervez) Musharraf and Prime Minister (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee of India when we did get close to the resolution of the Kashmir issue. But since then we are poles apart and I feel that India should come on the table; US could play a big part. President Trump certainly can play a big part," said Khan in an interview with Fox News.

On Monday evening, Donald Trump, during his meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House, offered to mediate between the two countries to resolve the issue of Kashmir.

Trump said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked him to help ease tensions between the two neighbouring countries on the “disputed” Kashmir region and that he would love to be a mediator.

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On Monday evening, Donald Trump, during his meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House, offered to mediate between the two countries to resolve the issue of Kashmir.