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Imran Khan, Donald Trump discuss Kashmir in telephonic conversation

Discussing Kashmir situation with Donald Trump, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed that the US president must continue his efforts for the facilitation of a peaceful solution of the Kashmir issue, a statement with the Prime Minister Office said.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 22, 2019 6:29 IST

In a telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday discussed bilateral and regional matters, including the Afghan peace process and the Kashmir issue. According to a statement at the Prime Minister Office, Imran Khan apprised President Trump of the current situation in Kashmir. Appreciating President Trump’s continued engagement as well as mediation offer, Prime Minister Khan stressed that the US president must continue his efforts for the facilitation of a peaceful solution of the Kashmir issue, the statement said.

The two leaders further agreed to remain in close contact. Recalling their conversations in Washington and New York, the two leaders agreed to deepen bilateral collaboration, including in relevant multilateral fora.

Trump has repeatedly offered to mediate between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue.

New Delhi has been maintaining that Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan with no scope for third party mediation.

Tension between India and Pakistan escalated after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5. Reacting to India's move on Kashmir, Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi and expelled the Indian High Commissioner.

Pakistan has been trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue but India has asserted that the abrogation of Article 370 was its "internal matter".

On Afghan peace process, Imran Khan conveyed that the release of Western hostages in Afghanistan was a positive development and Pakistan was happy that they were safe and free. 

"President Trump thanked the prime minister for Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating this positive outcome," according to the statement.

The prime minister re-affirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the advancement of the Afghan peace and reconciliation process for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan. Both leaders agreed to continue to work together for the promotion of this shared objective.

The Afghan Taliban released two Western hostages in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, handing them over to US forces more than three years after they were abducted in Kabul. 

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