DAVOS-KLOSTERS: Prime Minister Imran Khan has met United States President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
During a formal meeting with the prime minister, Donald Trump said Imran Khan is his friend and he is happy to meet him again. This is the third meeting between the two leaders since Imran Khan visited Washington last year.
Donald Trump again offered to play a role regarding Kashmir issue, saying he have been closely monitoring the situation in occupied Kashmir.
Trump said he will discuss the Kashmir issue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said Pakistan and the United States enjoy good relations and the two countries were never as much close as they are today.
“What’s going on between Pakistan and India … if we can help, we certainly will be willing to. We have been watching it very closely and it’s an honour to be here with my friend,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan desires peace in the region and will continue playing a role for regional peace and stability. He said the Afghan issue will be discussed with the US President.
“Fortunately, America and Pakistan are on the same page regarding Afghanistan. Talks are being held between their government and Taliban.
“The Pakistan-India conflict is a very big issue for us in Pakistan and we expect the US to always play its part in deescalating the tensions, because no other country can,” he added.
When a reporter asked whether Trump would visit Pakistan as he was already set to visit India, he replied that he was meeting the prime minister in Davos, and that the two countries had a good relationship.
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