New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today categorically rejected any scope for third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, saying the two countries can discuss and resolve all issues bilaterally.
Prime Minister Modi made these remarks while interacting with the media alongside US President Donald Trump after their bilateral talks on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.
“All the issues between India and Pakistan are of bilateral in nature, and we don’t want to trouble any third country. We can discuss and resolve these issues bilaterally,” Modi said.
Prime Minister said he was confident that the two neighbours can discuss their problems and solve them.
Noting that during his telephonic conversations with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in the recent past, PM Modi told him that there were poverty and many other issues confronting both countries and the nations should work together for the welfare of their people.
US President Donald Trump today said that the Kashmir issue is a bilateral issue and both countries should talk to each other to solve this. He said he feels that both India and Pakistan can resolve it.
In a tweet, PM Modi said, both the leaders had useful discussions on the bilateral matters.
Excellent meeting with @POTUS @realDonaldTrump! We had useful discussions on bilateral matters. We agreed to address trade issues for mutual benefit soon. Looking forward to expand cooperation as large democracies for the benefit of our citizens and global peace and prosperity. pic.twitter.com/xfZgbP8yZB
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2019