U.S. President Trump told on Monday that he will be meeting the prime ministers of India and Pakistan soon, even as he maintained that issues between the two Asian nations had narrowed.
While, Trump will lecture to the Indian-Americans, alongside with PM Modi, at the ‘Howdy Modi!’ occasion in Houston on September 22, the American President did not reveal when and where will he be meeting Pakistan Prime Minister.
“I’ll see Prime Minister Modi and I will — we’ll — be meeting with (Prime Ministers of) India and Pakistan,” Trump told the media in response to a query at the White House on Monday.
According to Trump’s program, he could meet Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York later on this month.
After lecturing a huge crowd of more than 50,000 Indian-Americans at the ‘Howdy Modi!’ event, Trump will fly to Ohio and then is likely to fly to New York to be present at the Annual General Assembly meeting of the United Nations.
Without taking the name of Kashmir, Trump told a “lot of progress has been made in reducing tension” between the two Asian countries.
The issues between India and Pakistan has become more after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special position on August 5. Reacting to India’s plan on Kashmir, Pakistan had downgraded political ties with New Delhi and excluded the Indian High Commissioner.
Pakistan has been trying to center the Kashmir issue but India asserted that the abrogation of Article 370 was its “internal matter”. New Delhi has asked Islamabad to accept the actuality and stop its anti-India public speaking.
The ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event would the first time that a U.S president addresses thousands of Indian-Americans at one place in the U.S.