China-Pakistan bond has always been rock solid: Xi
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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