TRUMPH Says Kashmir is a Bilateral Issue between India & Pakistan Ruling Out Third Party Intervention

TRUMPH Says Kashmir is a Bilateral Issue between  India  & Pakistan Ruling Out Third Party InterventionREJECTING Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s request for meditation between India and his country  on Kashmir issue, POTUS Donald John Trump  on Monday, August 26,agreed that Kashmir is a bilateral issue. At a meet with Prime    Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Group of 7 nations  in  France he announced the decision  awaited post abrogation of special status from Jammu & Kashmir and integrating it with India under its Constitution & under one national flag. Hope India and Pakistan will surely sort out differences, Trump said.Modi is a great leader, he said. Their meet was focused on trade and energy.  I Think India and Pakistan can surely resolve the bilateral issues themselves, Trump said adding both India and Pakistan are ” US’ great friends”. The 45th G -7 Summit was hosted by France at Biarritz. This was their first face to face interaction between PM Modi and Trump after the removal of special status from Jammu & Kashmir.  They had earlier telephonic conversations on the issue.POTUS is being urged by Pakistan for mediation between Islamabad and New Delhi to resolve the issue. India has repeatedly intimated United States and other nations through diplomatic channels that Kashmir is a bilateral issue and hence, it is opposed to involvement of any third party.Earlier, PM Modi had interactions with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, his British counterpart Boris Johnson & other world leaders on the sidelines of the Summit of the Group of seven nations. These bilateral informal meets are significant post integration of Jammu & Kashmir with the rest of India. Though India is not a member of the G- grouping, PM Modi has been  specially  invited by French President Emmanuel Marcon  hosting the event. The G-7 members are France, Germany, Italy, Japan,
United States of America, Canada and The United Kingdom. Of them, three nations are empowered with veto power as UNSC’s permanent members. Russia and China are two other UNSC Members with the same Brahmastra. Russia  and France have made it public like US that Kashmir issue should be settled bilaterally by New Delhi and Islamabad and POTUS Donald Trump had reportedly said he was ready for mediation if the concerned two nations agreed. Needles to add internationally cornered Pakistan had urged POTUS for intervention even after India asked US to keep off saying Kashmir is part and parcel of India. India’s Ministry for External Affairs says the invitation extended by the French President Macron to PM Modi was the reflection of their personal chemistry besides recognizing India as a major power. Meanwhile, acknowledged Dalit leader Mayawati heading Bahujan Samaj Party has defended the abrogation of Article 370 saying it was also the wish of Dr BR Ambedkar, the father of Indian Constitution (edited by Pranab Kumar Chakravarty)

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