Wednesday Sep 18, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he is looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month.
Talking to reporters on Monday, Trump had insisted that a lot of progress has been made towards reducing tension between India and Pakistan, according to a report in The News.
"I'll see Prime Minister Modi and I will — we'll — be meeting with (prime ministers of) India and Pakistan and I think a lot of progress has been made there...lot of progress," President Trump said.
Trump was responding to a question posed by the media at the White House. The question did not mention Indian-occupied Kashmir, reports the international media.
Trump's schedule suggests that his meeting with Imran Khan may take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York later this month.
After addressing Indian-Americans at the “Howdy Modi!” event, Trump will travel to Ohio and then is expected to fly to New York to attend the annual UN General Assembly session.
Tension between India and Pakistan escalated after New Delhi revoked Indian-occupied 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.