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Kashmir turmoil

Trump urges India and Pakistan leaders to reduce tensions

In calls with Modi and Khan, US president also seeks stronger trade ties

"A tough situation, but good conversations!" Trump said in a Twitter post regarding his talks with the South Asian leaders.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with the leaders of India and Pakistan on Monday, discussing prospects for improved trade ties with Washington and stressing the need to reduce tensions over Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

"Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir. A tough situation, but good conversations!" Trump said in a Twitter post.

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