Modi Made No Mediation Request, MEA

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SRINAGAR: Official spokesman of the ministry of external affairs has clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made no request to the US president Donald Trump. Raveesh Kumar, the spokesman said that all issues between India and Pakistan are strictly bilateral.

A file image of US President Donald Trump and Pakistan premier Imran Khan.

“We have seen @POTUS’s remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India & Pakistan, on Kashmir issue,” Kumar said in a set of two tweets. “No such request has been made by PM @narendramodi to US President.”

Kumar further said: “It has been India’s consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism. The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore Declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally.”

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