Things have ‘moved on’ since Trump mediation remark

Things have ‘moved on’ since Trump mediation remark

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New Delhi, Jul 25 : India on Thursday said the matters have moved on since the U.S. President Donald Trump while meeting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan offered to mediate on Kashmir issue.

At a media briefing, official spokesperson of External Affairs Ministry Raveesh Kumar said that ``things have moved on" since remarks made by the American President.
He said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has already made a statement in both the Houses of Parliament and the US State Department has also issued a clarification.
The spokesperson said that India-US relations were perched on a strong footing with strong trade linkages and a strong strategic partnership.

``There are plenty of things on the table. We have multi-faceted relations with the US and there is a deep convergence between the two sides on several issues. India-US relations are broad based and it is important to see ties between India and the U.S. from a larger perspective,’’ he said.

The spokesperson said that at meetings between the US Secretary of State and the Pak Prime Minister there was a reference to terrorism and counter-terrorism measures several times.

External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar, in similar statement in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, had categorically assured that no request for mediation on Kashmir issue had been made by the Prime Minister to the US President. (UNI)