British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged India and Pakistan to resolve occupied Kashmir issue bilaterally. Johnson and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke by telephone on Tuesday evening. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “Prime Minister Modi began by congratulating the Prime Minister on his appointment.
“The two leaders agreed on the importance of the UK-India partnership and the need to build on it further, particularly through trade and economic ties and through the living bridge that links our countries. Prime Minister Modi said there are immense possibilities for the UK and India which would increase prosperity in both countries.
“The Prime Minister and Prime Minister Modi discussed the current situation in Kashmir. The Prime Minister made clear that the UK views the issue of Kashmir is one for India and Pakistan to resolve bilaterally. He underlined the importance of resolving issues through dialogue.
On the other hand, US President Donald Trump has once against offered to mediate the Kashmir issue, long a flashpoint between India and Pakistan. Trump said he would raise the matter over the weekend with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who the US has urged to act to ease tensions in Jammu and Kashmir.
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17 November, 2019