China-Pak­istan bond has al­ways been rock solid: Xi

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Na­tion -

Not­ing that China and Pak­istan were all-weather strate­gic part­ners, Xi is re­ported to have said, “No mat­ter how the in­ter­na­tional and re­gional sit­u­a­tion changes, the friend­ship be­tween China and Pak­istan has al­ways been un­break­able and rock solid, and China-Pak­istan co­op­er­a­tion has al­ways main­tained strong vi­tal­ity.”

“The rights and wrongs of the sit­u­a­tion in Kash­mir are clear,” Xi was quoted by China Cen­tral Tele­vi­sion as hav­ing told Khan. “China sup­ports Pak­istan in safe­guard­ing its le­git­i­mate rights and in­ter­ests and hopes the par­ties con­cerned can re­solve the dis­pute through peace­ful di­a­logue,” he added.

China said it op­posed any uni­lat­eral ac­tions that com­pli­cated the sit­u­a­tion. And though the joint state­ment noted that the par­ties needed to set­tle dis­putes through di­a­logue on the ba­sis of equal­ity and mu­tual re­spect, the tilt to­wards Pak­istan was ev­i­dent.

Sig­nif­i­cantly, gov­ern­ment sources said In­dia will not raise the Kash­mir is­sue with Xi dur­ing the forth­com­ing sum­mit .

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