NEW DELHI: India has once again rejected US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate on Kashmir issue, saying it had to be bilaterally resolved with Pakistan.
Talking to media in New Delhi, Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar said there was no role for any third party in this matter.
The US President recently said in Davos that he was watching developments between India and Pakistan in relation to Kashmir very closely and had again offered his help to resolve the issue.
On Jan 21, US President Donald Trump had once again offered to play a role regarding Kashmir issue.
He had made this offer in his remarks to the media before a formal meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
The US president had said America had been closely monitoring the situation in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Donald Trump had said he would discuss the Kashmir issue with PM Imran Khan.
He had said Pakistan and the United States enjoyed good relations and the two countries were never as much close as they were now.
Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran had said Pakistan desired peace in the region and would continue playing a role for regional peace and stability.
Both sides had discussed the situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. The Prime Minister had underscored the need for sustained US role to help resolve the festering dispute of Jammu and Kashmir without which lasting peace in South Asia would remain elusive. President Trump reiterated his willingness to work on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and help ease tension between Pakistan and India.