Tough situation, good conversations: Donald Trump on phone calls to PM Modi, Imran Khan

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Donald Trump speaks with PM Modi, PM Khan
Donald Trump speaks with PM Modi, PM Khan

Washington : The United States of America President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted about the phone calls he made to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Monday, requesting them to take steps towards "reducing tensions in Kashmir".

The telephone comes at a time when the two nations are brewing amid high tension after New Delhi announced scrapping of Article 370 of Indian constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on August 5.

“Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir. A tough situation, but good conversations!” Trump tweeted.

A White House statement said Trump in his conversation with Modi had “conveyed the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and maintaining peace in the region”.

With Imran Khan, Trump talked about the “the need to reduce tensions and moderate rhetoric with India over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” the White House said in a readout of the call.

On the 30-minute long phone call, India cleared its stand saying that “extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence” wasn’t conducive to peace.

Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi may get a chance to meet in New York for the upcoming UN General Assembly meetings. However, there is no official confirmation to this.