France (web Desk): US President Donald Trump on Monday said that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over occupied Kashmir on their own, but he was there should they need him.
Trump discussed the issue on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who withdrew autonomy for the state of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
Trump said, “Pakistan and India can handle the issue [Kashmir dispute] on their own, but I am here.”
Modi, speaking alongside Trump, said that all issues between New Delhi and Islamabad were “bilateral in nature”.
“All issues between India & Pakistan are bilateral in nature, that is why we don't bother any other country regarding them,” Modi said, according to ANI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump at #G7Summit: All issues between India & Pakistan are bilateral in nature, that is why we don't bother any other country regarding them. pic.twitter.com/J7oAHyb1Cb— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2019
Modi also said he has told Prime Minister Imran Khan that they should work together for the welfare of their two countries.