Tuesday Aug 13, 2019
BEIJING: China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said China was highly concerned over the current situation in occupied Kashmir and escalating conflict between India and Pakistan.
During a meeting with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who is on a three-day visit to China, Yi said China opposed any unilateral action that complicated the situation.
“New Delhi’s move to end the constitutional status of Jammu Kashmir will change the status quo of the disputed area and result in a tense situation in the region,” he said.
Wang hoped that India and Pakistan would resolve disputes in a peaceful manner and jointly safeguard the overall situation of regional peace and stability.
During his visit to Beijing last week, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said China intends to support Pakistan in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the occupied Kashmir issue.
Speaking to the media following his meeting with Wang, Qureshi said Pakistan had decided to go to the UNSC over India's shocking move and that Beijing would fully support Islamabad.
"China would maintain full cooperation with Pakistan and the two ally nations' ministers and missions would stay in close contact, he said, adding that Beijing had, once again, proved today that it was Islamabad's trustworthy friend," Qureshi has said.