Narendra Modi speaks to Donald Trump
August 21, 2019
According to a statement issued by the central government, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and American President Donald Trump had a phone conversation on Monday. The prime focus was on how to resolve issues between India and Pakistan and also on importance of joining hands to combat terrorism. Modi's and Trump's conversation happened almost after two weeks after scrapping of Article 370 in Kashmir. Trump had also made a call to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss issues pertaining to the country.
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!-Donald J Trump, President of the United States of America.
Reportedly, Modi mentioned that India is going to stand firm on creating a terror free environment. Imran Khan, over the last few days, has been tweeting posts about Indian government stating that it is fascist and racist as well. Talking to Imran Khan over phone on Monday, Trump said that there must be moderate rhetoric between India and Pakistan.
A couple of weeks back, Trump while meeting Imran Khan mentioned that India had requested for his mediation in resolving issues between India and Pakistan. But the Indian government immediately stepped up and denied this. This had created quite a stir and controversy.
"Imran Khan spoke to Trump at 10pm. Hours after Modi-Trump phone call. Trump asks Pakistan to resolve all issues with India bilaterally, as per Sources. Pak can't digest the fact. Hence the midnight press briefing to make public what Khan 'urged' Trump. No word on what Trump said", tweeted Journalist Aditya Raj Kaul.
"After @ImranKhanPTI s call to Trump, now Modi calls him. Why give him the status of a "mediator"? Isn't that what @realDonaldTrump wants", tweeted Journalist Harinder Baweja.