United States president-elect Donald Trump would deserve Nobel prize if he succeeds in resolving the Kashmir dispute, Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz said Tuesday.

Responding to the offer of US president-elect Donald Trump to mediate between Pakistan and India, Sartaj Aziz said: “Trump would deserve Nobel prize if he helps resolve Kashmir dispute.”

In an interview with an Indian newspaper in October, US president-elect had said 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,” Trump had said.

The statement was welcomed by Pakistan’s foreign Office, with spokesman Nafees Zakaria saying that Pakistan was looking forward to working with the new US administration of president-elect Donald Trump.

“Pakistan had a multidimensional relationship with the US and wanted to strengthen it further,” he had said.

Pakistan to attend Heart of Asia moot in India

Sartaj Aziz said that Pakistan will participate in the Heart of Asia Conference scheduled for December in India, amid continuing skirmishes between the two nuclear-armed neighbours at the border.

The adviser said the purpose of Indian aggression along the Line of Control (LoC) was to deflect world attention from atrocities in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK).

He said though the neighboring arch-rival sabotaged the 19th SAARC conference, which was due to take place in Islamabad on November 15-16, yet Pakistan would not reciprocate the move.

“In spite of yesterday’s martyrdom of seven Pakistani troops in cross-border Indian firing and continuing ceasefire violations, Pakistan will participate in the Heart of Asia Conference in India,” Aziz said.

The Heart of Asia conference is scheduled to be held during the first week of December in Amritsar, India.