WATCH | In Kashmir You Have Hindus And Muslims, I Wouldn’t Say They Get Along So Great: Trump

NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G7 in France and would do his best to mediate in the Kashmir issue. While addressing reporters in the White House, President Trump said: “Kashmir is a very complicated place. You have the Hindus, and you have the Muslims, and I wouldn’t say they get along so great. And that’s what you have right now.”

Trump said, “and you have millions of people who want to be ruled by others, and maybe on both sides, and you have two countries that haven’t gotten along in a long time.”

“And frankly it’s a very explosive situation. I spoke to Prime Minister Khan, and yesterday I spoke to PM Modi, and they are both friends of mine, and they are great people, they’re great people. And they love their countries, and they are in a very tough situation.” he further added.

US President also said that “Kashmir is a very tough situation, and this has been going on for decades, and decades; shooting, and I don’t mean shooting like shooting a rifle, but major shooting of howitzers, of heavy arms, and this has been going on for a long, long period of time. But I get along really well with both of them, As you know Prime Minister Khan was here just recently.”

“And I’m going to meet Prime Minister Modi, I will be with PM Modi over the weekend, in France. And I think we’re helping the situation, but there’s tremendous problems between the two countries. And I will do the best I can to mediate or do something,” he said.

On Monday, Trump spoke on the phone with his “two good friends” Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Pakistan’s Imran Khan and urged them to work towards reducing tensions over Kashmir. He also advised Pakistan to “moderate its rhetoric with India” over Kashmir.