US closely monitoring Kashmir situation, says Donald Trump prior to meeting with PM Imran Khan in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland: Reiterating his offer of playing a mediating role between Pakistan and India to resolve their outstanding issues especially the decades-old Kashmir dispute, the US President Donald Trump has remarked that the United States has closely been monitoring the situation in the besieged valley.

In his remarks to the media before a formal meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan to be held on the sidelines of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Tuesday, the US president said that he will discuss the Kashmir issue with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Donald Trump said that Pakistan and the United States enjoy good relations and the two Countries have never been as much closer as they are today. He said that Imran Khan is his friend and he is happy to meet him again.

It’s worth noting that Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) remains under military lockdown and internet blackout since August 5, 2019.

Imran Khan said that Pakistan desires peace in the region and will continue playing a role for regional peace and stability. He said that the Afghan issue will be discussed with the US president.

Both the leaders are in Davos to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF), wherein they held their third direct bilateral interaction since Prime Minister Imran Khan‘s visit to Washington in July 2019.

The prime minister will hold bilateral meetings with several other world leaders as well on the sidelines of WEF.

Besides his several meetings are also scheduled with a wide range of corporate, business, technology and finance executives, and representatives of international financial institutions.

The prime minister will also speak to senior international media persons and editors during a session with the Forum’s International Media Council. He will also give interviews to major international media outlets.

During his visit to Davos, Prime Minister Imran Khan is accompanied by the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, the Special Assistant Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari and the Special Assistant Dr Moeed Yusuf, the Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and the Ambassador at Large for Investments Ali Jehangir Siddiqui.