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Chi hopes India, Pakistan will improve ties

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, March 14: Chi has expressed hope that India and Pakistan will overcome their differences through a renewed dialogue process that stalled last year following unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and the Uri terror attack. “Both India and Pakistan are Chi’s important neighbours and important countries in South Asia. Chi hopes that India and Pakistan can enhance mutual trust and improve relations through more dialogues,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said during a press briefing on Monday in Beijing.
“This is conducive to not only the two countries themselves but also to regiol prosperity and development,” Chunying added.
The spokesperson added that Chi also looks forward to the early accession of Pakistan and India to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as full members so they could work with other members for the security, stability, development and prosperity of the region.
“The memorandum on the obligations for India and Pakistan to obtain membership in the SCO was signed at the SCO Tashkent Summit in 2016. Currently, all sides are going through relevant legal procedures in accordance with the memorandum,” the spokesperson said while responding to a question.
Relations between Pakistan and India worsened in September 2016 when militants attacked an army base in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir, killing 19 soldiers. India has blamed the attack on Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohamed terror group. (IANS)

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