China mentioned on Monday that it was “happy” over the current “active interactions” between Pakistan and India, indicating that it want to work with Islamabad to inject “more positive energy” into regional peace, stability and improvement.
The militaries of India and Pakistan introduced on February 25 that they’ve agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire alongside the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and different sectors.
Weeks later, each Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and highly effective Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa made peace overtures in direction of New Delhi saying it was time for the 2 neighbours to “bury the past and move forward”.
“We are happy about the active interactions between Pakistan and India,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian informed a media briefing in response to a query.
“We would like to work with Pakistan to inject more positive energy into regional peace and stability as well as development,” he mentioned.
Mr Zhao was responding to a query on Pakistan President Arif Alvi’s comment that China is his nation’s “closest and friendliest friend” throughout his speech on the Pakistan Day parade on March 25.
While welcoming Mr Alvi’s comment, Mr Zhao additionally referred to the current rapprochement between India and Pakistan to dial down the tensions between the 2 international locations.
“China expresses warm congratulations on the 82nd Pakistan Day. We believe that Pakistani government and people will make further progress on national building and revitalisation,” he mentioned, including that Beijing “highly appreciates” President Alvi’s remarks.
“China also values the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries,” he mentioned.
“I would like to take the opportunity of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties to work with Pakistan to fight coronavirus and carry forward our traditional friendship to expand our all-dimensional cooperation and build a closer China-Pakistan community of shared future in a new era,” the spokesman mentioned.