Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America seems to have had a rather ‘productive’ meeting with Imran Khan. the Prime Minister of Pakistan. During the statements by both President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Imran Khan to the press, Donald Trump said that the relationship between the USA and Pakistan has improved after the former stopped the $1.3 billion aide package that it was provinding to Pakistan.
President Donald Trump said that earlier, America was giving an aide package of $1.3 billion to Pakistan and the latter was ‘not doing anything for the USA’.
The President said that despite the aide, Pakistan was indulging in subversive activities and going against the USA and hence, he ended the massive aide package about a year and a half ago.
President Trump then goes on to say that ever since the aide package has been stopped by America, the relationship between Pakistan and USA has improved.
Earlier, President Trump had been caught on the wrong foot after he had claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met him a couple of week ago and specifically asked him if he would like to mediate in the Kashmir issue.
That statement did not go down well for POTUS since the Ministry of External Affairs soon came out with a stinging rebuttal to his statement. The MEA reiterated that no such request was made by PM Modi to President Trump.
It was expected that India will deny this claim by POTUS, and the MEA issued the statement on Twitter within just an hour of the news of the comment became available. The MEA spokesperson said that no such request thas been made by PM Narendra Modi to the US President.
It may be noted that although president Trump claimed about Modi requesting him to mediate on Kashmir, in the official statement issued by White House on Imran Khan’s visit, it was not mentioned. The statement does not even mention Kashmir. Therefore it can be presumed PM Modi has not made any such request with the president, and he may have misunderstood something Modi said during their meeting at the G-20 summit in Japan last month.