The United States was watching development between India and Pakistan over Kashmir closely enough and was ready to help if necessary, said President Donald Trump.
In his remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump reiterated the trad and borders were both critical points for discussion – as the US has been wrestling with border and trade issues with its neighboring Mexico and China, the world’s second-largest economy, respectively during his presidential tenure.
While Imran Khan, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, said that for him, Afghanistan was the top priority. He further added, “improving its country’s relations with India is important, but the most pressing concern is Afghanistan.”
Khan stated that the main issue is Afghanistan because it concerns the US and Pakistan. Both nations are interested in a peace agreement and an orderly transition in Afghanistan with talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government.
According to economic experts and mainstream politicians, instability and political unrest in Afghanistan can easily affect Pakistan’s economy, stability, and politics, and vice-versa.
Meanwhile, the tensions between the neighboring two-armed nuclear forces flared since August last year when India sent troops to its side of Kashmir to quell unrest after it revoked the area’s special autonomous status.
Since India and Pakistan have fought two of three wars over Kashmir, any stand-off in the region is considered extremely risky for both sides.