BIARRITZ: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday rejected any scope for a third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, saying the two countries can discuss and resolve all issues bilaterally and “we don’t want to bother any third country.”
In a meeting with US president Donald Trump – who had offered to mediate on the Kashmir issue, on the sidelines of G7 Summit – PM Modi said: “India and Pakistan were together before 1947 and I am confident that we can discuss and solve our problems together.”
“We spoke last night about Kashmir, Prime Minister (Modi) really feels he has it under control,” said Trump, who was addressing the press conference along with PM Modi before their meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit in France. Ahead of his meeting with PM Modi, Trump had said that he will discuss the Kashmir issue with him on the sidelines of the G7 summit in the French town of Biarritz. Trump in recent past has offered mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir.