Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump

No mention of Kashmir issue in White House statement

ANI | Updated: Jul 23, 2019 02:52 IST

Washington [US], July 22 (ANI): The statement released by White House following the meeting of US President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday had no mention of 'Kashmir issue'.
The statement which was released after the meeting of two leaders read, "President Trump and Prime Minister Khan will discuss a range of issues, including counterterrorism, defense, energy, and trade."
Trump on Monday said that he would love to play the role of "a mediator" on the "issue of Kashmir" between India and Pakistan.
US President Trump said this during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House.
"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked me (Donald Trump) to help with the Kashmir issue; he would love to be a mediator," Trump said.
Khan was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
As per the schedule released by the White House, the meeting between the two leaders began at around 12:05 pm (local time) and was followed by an expanded bilateral lunch at around 12.50 pm.
It is worth mentioning that Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this September and a one on one meeting with Trump on the sidelines of the event could be possible as well. (ANI)