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World

Web Desk
February 28, 2019

China urges Pakistan and India for dialogue

World

Web Desk
Thu, Feb 28, 2019

BEIJING: In relation to the escalating tension in India and Pakistan, China being a friend to both, has asked both sides to exercise maximum restraint, and come back to the negotiating table so that the situation can be effectively brought under control.

China believes that all countries' sovereignty and territorial integrity should be respected, and it does not wish to see any violation against the UN Charter and the norms of international law.

Both Pakistan and India are being encouraged by China to meet each other halfway and resolve the issue through dialogue, at which China stands ready to continue with its constructive role in this regard.

Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made an urgent phone call to the Pakistani Foreign Minister on Wednesday night who briefed him on the current situation and Pakistani government's assessment and considerations.

Foreign Minister of Pakistan also expressed hope that China will continue to play an active role in easing tensions.

In response to Pakistan Foreign Minister's request the Chinese FM assured him that China is concerned about the current tensions in India-Pakistan relations and hopes that both countries will exercise restraint and earnestly fulfill their commitment to preventing escalation explicitly stressing that sovereignty and territorial integrity should be respected.

China has been in close communication with both India and Pakistan on the current situation and is making efforts to promote peace.