Trump urges India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir

AFP . Washington | Update:

A member of the Indian security forces stands guard during a lockdown in Srinagar on 16 August 2019, after the Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy. Photo: AFP

US president Donald Trump talked by phone Friday with Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan and urged that Pakistan engage with India to defuse tensions in the flashpoint region of Kashmir, the White House said.

In this file photo taken on 06 March 2019 US president Donald Trump speaks alongside Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) during the first meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP"The president conveyed the importance of India and Pakistan reducing tensions through bilateral dialogue regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir," deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

Khan visited the White House last month.

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