DAVOS — United States president Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he is going to discuss about Kashmir with Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan during a press briefing held before the formal meeting between the two leader in Davos Switzerland.
According to video shared by Khan’s office on twitter, Trump said, “We’re talking about Kashmir […] if we can help, we certainly will be helping. We’ve been watching that and following it very, very closely.”
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan Media Talk with US President Donald Trump at World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (21.01.20)#PrimeMinisterImranKhan #Pakistan 🇵🇰 #USA 🇺🇸#Kashmir #WEF20 @ImranKhanPTI pic.twitter.com/5GiRjidvss
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) January 21, 2020
Numerous global leaders have descended into Swiss city of Davos to attend the World Economic Forum assembly scheduled from January 21 to January 24. Pakistani Prime Minister met hours after arriving.
Back in USA, media reports said that an impeachment rial against Donald Trump is underway in the senate.
This is the third time the two leaders are meeting since Khan assumed his office. Interesting, Kashmir cropped up in every media meet the two leaders have held.
When the two leaders met in September on the sidelines of UNGA, Trump had said he hoped that both India and Pakistan are able to resolve their difference over Kashmir. He had also said that he was willing to mediate if asked by India and Pakistan.
Kashmir, which lost its autonomy in August last year after Indian parliament revoked a law of special provisions, has long been bone of contention between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan as also a movement for right to self determination is raging for several decades now. Since August, the Indian government has detained hundreds of residents including three former chief ministers and many lawmakers and put them in jail. The ban on internet continues to remain in place restricting the ability of the people to communicate.