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Trump to discuss Kashmir issue with Modi at G7 summit

United States President Donald Trump has said he would discuss with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the situation in Kashmir at the G7 Summit in France this weekend.

Trump also said he would help ease the Indo-Pak tensions during his talks with Modi. Talking to the media at the White House while welcoming visiting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump said he was happy to try and help calm the situation in Kashmir amidst fresh Indo-Pak tensions after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

“I’m going to be with Prime Minister Modi. I’ll be with him over the weekend in France,” Trump said. He added: “Pakistan Prime Minister (Imran) Khan was here just recently. I get along really well with both of them.”

“So, you know, I think were helping the situation. But there’s tremendous problems between those two countries. And I will do the best I can to mediate or do something. Great relationship with both of them, but they are not exactly friends at this moment. Complicated situation,” he said.

A few days ago, Modi told  Trump in a 30-minute phone call that “extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace”.

He stressed the importance of creating an environment free of terror and eschewing cross-border terrorism without exception.  Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s “extreme rhetoric” and incitement of anti-India violence is not conducive to peace, Modi told Trump.

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