Trump would deserve Nobel prize if he resolves Kashmir dispute, says Sartaj Aziz

Adviser to prime minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said United States (US) president-elect Donald Trump would deserve Nobel prize if he intervenes and succeeds in resolving the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan.

“Trump would deserve Nobel prize if he helps resolve Kashmir dispute,” he said on a lighter note while responding to a question regarding Trump’s offer to mediate between Pakistan and India.

Aziz indicated that Pakistan will welcome any such intervention by the US president-elect Donald Trump.

The US president-elect, in an interview with an Indian newspaper in October, had said that he would be pleased to mediate between Pakistan and India.

“Well, I would love to see Pakistan and India get along, because that’s a very, very hot tinderbox. That would be a very great thing. I hope they can do it,” said Trump.

Pakistan to participate in Heart of Asia Conference in India

Sartaj Aziz, while talking to media in Islamabad, also revealed that Pakistan will participate in the Heart of Asia Conference scheduled to be held in India on December 3, 2016.

“Unlike India, that had sabotaged Saarc summit in Pakistan by pulling out, Pakistan will respond by participating in the Heart of Asia being held in Amritsar, India, on December 3,” confirmed Aziz.

The adviser said he himself will participate in the conference and will not repeat India’s blunder where it boycotted Saarc summit in November.

Aziz, however, said it has not been confirmed yet whether he will meet his Indian counterpart on the sidelines of the conference or not.

“Despite the fact that Indian forces killed our seven soldiers along Line of Control on Monday, Pakistan will not boycott the conference,” Aziz maintained.