US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the weekend at the G7 summit in France, and he would do his best to mediate in the issue.
Addressing reporters in the White House, President Trump said: "Kashmir is a very complicated place. You have the Hindus, and you have the Muslims, and I wouldn't say they get along so great. And that's what you have right now."
"And you have millions of people who want to be ruled by others, and maybe on both sides, and you have two countries that haven't gotten along in a long time. And frankly, it's a very explosive situation. I spoke to Prime Minister Khan, and yesterday I spoke to PM Modi, and they are both friends of mine, and they are great people. And they love their countries, and they are in a very tough situation," Trump shared.
"Kashmir is a very tough situation, and this has been going on for decades, and decades; shooting, and I don't mean shooting like shooting a rifle, but major shooting of howitzers, of heavy arms, and this has been going on for a long, long period of time," Trump said.
"But I get along really well with both of them, As you know Prime Minister Khan was here just recently. And I'm going to meet Prime Minister Modi over the weekend, in France. And I think we're helping the situation, but there are tremendous problems between the two countries. And I will do the best I can to mediate or do something," he said.
On Monday, Trump spoke on the phone with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan's PM Imran Khan and urged them to work towards reducing tensions over Kashmir. He also advised Pakistan to "moderate its rhetoric with India" over Kashmir.