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Trump calls to PM Modi, Imran to reduce India-Pakistan tension

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United States President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Indian premier Narendra Modi, urging a reduction of tension between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.

 

In a post shared on Twitter early on Tuesday morning, Trump said he had spoken to his "two good friends" — Prime Minister Imran and Prime Minister Modi — regarding "trade, strategic partnerships, and most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir".

"A tough situation, but good conversations!" he added, reports Dawn.

In a statement regarding Trump's call with Modi, White House spokesperson Hoga Gidley on Monday had said: "The US president conveyed the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and maintaining peace in the region.”

Trump in the call on Monday expressed desire in lowering tensions between Pakistan and India, said Qureshi.

"Prime Minister Khan told Trump that a curfew has been in place across Indian-occupied Kashmir for the last 15 days. The prime minister had said that as per our information, thousands of Kashmiris including [the local] leadership had been detained and several of them had also been sent out of Indian-occupied Kashmir," he said while talking about the latest discussion between the two leaders.

According to the foreign minister, the premier had told Trump that as per his viewpoint, the situation in occupied Kashmir merited visits of observers from human rights organisations.