China is watching Kashmir, says President Xi Jinping; Beijing will support Pakistan on core interests, reports Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would support Pakistan in issues related to its core interests, the official Xinhua News Agency reported

Reuters October 09, 2019 19:20:58 IST
China is watching Kashmir, says President Xi Jinping; Beijing will support Pakistan on core interests, reports Xinhua
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would support Pakistan

  • Xi told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a meeting in Beijing that the right and wrong of the situation was clear

  • Xi is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai later this week

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would support Pakistan in issues related to its core interests, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

China is watching Kashmir says President Xi Jinping Beijing will support Pakistan on core interests reports Xinhua

File image of Chinese president XI Jinping. Reuters

Xi told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a meeting in Beijing that the right and wrong of the situation was clear, the report said. Xi added that the parties should resolve the dispute via peaceful dialogue.

Tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir have risen sharply since August when New Delhi revoked the autonomy of its portion of the territory, which both India and Pakistan rule in part and claim in full.

Xi is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai later this week.

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