Tensions between India, Pakistan to reduce, says US President Trump

New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 28, 2019, 01:44 PM(IST)

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Trump confirmed Washington was in touch with India and Pakistan

US President Donald Trump Thursday said "reasonably attractive" news from India and Pakistan.

Speaking to reporters in Hanoi, Vietnam after the second summit with North Korean leader Kim, Trump said, "We have reasonably attractive news from Pakistan and India. They have been going at it we have been involved in trying to help them stop. And we have some reasonably decent news."

He added, "I think, hopefully that will be coming to an end. It's being going for a long time. Decades and decades. There is a lot of dislike unfortunately."

Trump confirmed Washington was in touch with both sides.

 "We have been in middle, trying to help them both out. See if we can get some organisation and some peace. And I think probably that is going to be happening," he said.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistani Foreign Minister SM Qureshi had spoken to US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in the aftermath of Indian strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camps in Pakistan on Tuesday.

National security Advisor Ajit Doval again spoke to US Secretary of state after Pakistan launched an attack on Indian military installations on Wednesday morning.

The US has been calling on Pakistan to act on terror groups on its soil. US State Department today reiterated its call for "Pakistan to abide by its United Nations Security Council commitments to deny terrorists safe haven & block their access to funds"

US along with France and UK have proposed listing of JeM chief Masood Azhar under UN terror list.

Tensions between India and Pakistan remained high in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack, the worst on Indian security personnel in the last two decades. 

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