Islamabad, Sep 18 (GCCurrentAffairs) United States President Donald Trump has confirmed that he will meet Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan next week in US, media reports said on Wednesday.
The Pakistan premier is stated to visit the US to address the UN General Assembly next week.
Mr Trump will also be meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that “a lot of progress is being made” in defusing tensions between South Asia’s two nuclear-armed neighbours.
“I’ll see Prime Minister Modi and I will — we’ll — be meeting with (prime ministers of) India and Pakistan,” said Mr Trump, adding: “And I think a lot of progress is being made there, a lot of progress.”
Both Pakistani and Indian prime ministers are scheduled to address the UN general Assembly on Sep 27 and will be in New York next week.
Tensions between India and Pakistan reached a feverish pitch on August 5, when New Delhi revoked a constitutional guarantee that gave a special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Besides the US President, Mr Khan is also expected to meet several other world leaders as part of his strategy to persuade the international community to pay more attention on Kashmir.