China calls for peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute

Beijing, August 06 (KMS): China has reiterated its consistent and clear position on the Kashmir dispute and called for its proper and peaceful settlement under the United Nations (UN) Charter, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and bilateral agreements.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson in response to a question regarding completion of two years of India’s move to abrogate Article 370 and 35-A on August 5, 2019, said: “China’s position on the Kashmir issue is consistent and clear. The Kashmir issue is an issue left over from history between India and Pakistan, and should be properly resolved peacefully in accordance with the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements,” the Express Tribune reported.

The spokesperson said as a common neighbour of India and Pakistan, China sincerely hoped that India would live in harmony, peacefully resolve the dispute between the two countries through mutual dialogue and work together to maintain peace and stability in South Asia.

Last month, in the joint press release of the Third Session of the Foreign Minister’s Strategic Dialogue of China and Pakistan held in Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province of China, the Pakistani side briefed the Chinese side on the deteriorating situation in Kashmir, including its concerns, position and current urgent issue.

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