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China fully supports Pakistan’s decision to go to UNSC over IOK: FM

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

09th August, 2019

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bejing.

During the meeting China has expressed serious concerns on the latest escalation of tensions in Kashmir.

Later, FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi while talking to media said China fully supports Pakistan’s decision to go to UN Security Council over Kashmir and assured complete cooperation in this regard.

He said Chinese side agreed that steps taken by India are unilateral that have changed the status quo and structure of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Wang Yi also agreed that Indian steps could jeopardize the peace and stability in the region.

The FM said that his Chinese counterpart was in concurrence that Jammu and Kashmir has been recognized as a disputed region and its resolution should also be in the light of UN resolutions.

He said Chinese side was informed that after lifting of curfew in occupied Kashmir, a new era of atrocities could start in the territory evoking reactions.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with foreign ambassadors of multiple states, heads of mission and members of the Diplomatic Corps to apprise them about the escalating tensions between Pakistan and India in light of the crackdown imposed in the occupied valley of Kashmir, after abolishing its constitutional privileges.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the Kashmir issue is a dispute left from the colonial history and it should be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreement.

Wang Yi said his country will continue to support Pakistan in safeguarding its legitimate rights and interests and uphold justice for Pakistan on the international arena.

He said China believes that unilateral actions that will complicate the situation should not be taken.

He stressed that as all-weather strategic cooperative partners, China and Pakistan have understood and supported each other on issues concerning our respective core interests.

Wang Yi called on both Pakistan and India to proceed from their national development and peace in South Asia, properly resolve historical grievances, get rid of the zero-sum mindset, avoid unilateral action and seek a new path to peaceful coexistence.


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