Bangkok : After India on Friday categorically rejected US President Donald Trump’s offer to act as a mediator between New Delhi and Islamabad to resolve Kashmir issue, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday at the second day of 9th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers meet. Jaishankar conveyed to his counterpart that any discussion on Kashmir will take place between India and Pakistan.
“Have conveyed to America counterpart @SecPompeo this morning in clear terms that any discussion on Kashmir, if at all warranted, will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally,” Jaishankar tweeted after meeting with Pompeo.
Have conveyed to American counterpart @SecPompeo this morning in clear terms that any discussion on Kashmir, if at all warranted, will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally.
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) August 2, 2019
This is the first high-level meeting between the two countries after Trump during Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to America stunned everyone with his remark on mediation between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue.
A statement released by the ministry said that during the two-day visit, Jaishankar will “enumerate India’s Indo-Pacific vision, which was elaborated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address at the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore on June 2018.”
The two leaders first met in late June in New Delhi to set stage for the meeting between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Japan.