Just before the commencement of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, an important statement has come from the White House. The White House said on Friday that US President Donald Trump is encouraging a reduction in tensions between India and Pakistan. Along with this, the White House also said that talks between the two countries will be successful only if Pakistan takes action against terrorists and extremists in their country.
Pakistan has been constantly expecting the US to mediate on the Kashmir issue. In response to a question on Trump’s forthcoming visit to India to be offered mediation on the Kashmir issue, a senior administrative official said, “I think what you will hear from the President very much encouraging a reduction in tensions between India and Pakistan, encouraging the two countries to engage in bilateral dialogue with each other to resolve their differences.” “We have always believed that in order to lay the foundation for any successful dialogue between the two countries, it is necessary that Pakistan takes necessary action against terrorists and extremists in its region,” the official said.
“But I think the President will request both countries to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control and avoid actions or statements that could increase tensions in the region,” the official told reporters. In response to a question on the Afghanistan peace process, the official said that the United States will inspire India to do what it can to support this peace process so that it succeeds. It is known that Trump and America’s first woman Melania Trump are scheduled to visit Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi on February 24 and 25. They will be accompanied by a 12-member US delegation.