Beijing, Sept 26: Chi on Monday distanced itself from the reported remarks of its consul general in Lahore that Beijing will support Islamabad in case of foreign aggression and hoped that India and Pakistan will engage in dialogue to address their differences. Beijing also hoped the two sides will mage and control the situation and the Kashmir issue will be resolved peacefully through dialogue between relevant parties.
Responding to reported remarks of Chinese Consul General in Lahore Yu Boren about Beijing’s support in case of “any foreign aggression”, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said he “was not aware of the situation you mentioned.”
“Chi’s position on the relevant issue is consistent and clear. As neighbour and friend to both Pakistan and India we hope the two countries will properly address their differences through dialogue and consultation, mage and control the situation and jointly work for the peace and stability of South Asia and the growth of the region,” Shuang said.
“With regard to Kashmir issue, we believe it is an issue left over from history. We hope the relevant parties will peacefully and properly resolve the issue through dialogue and consultation,” the spokesperson added. (IANS)