The United States’ lawmakers have urged the Trump administration to engage both Pakistani and Indian Prime Ministers, Imran Khan and Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly session in New York next week to find a negotiated settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
In a statement, US member of Congress from Texas, Sheila Jackson Lee said President Trump or the Secretary of State must engage Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers on a reasoned opportunity for resolving the crisis in occupied Kashmir.
A Democrat member of Congress from Maryland Anthony Gregory Brown also advised the governments of India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and to engage with the United States to de-escalate the situation.
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