China has reiterated its unwavering support to Pakistan over the dispute with India over Jammu and Kashmir while Pakistan has vowed to support China on its core interest including Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong.
The support was expressed by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during delegation-level talks between Pakistan and China in Islamabad on Saturday. The Pakistan delegation was led by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Wang Yi highlighted that the Pakistan-China relationship is based on mutual respect, trust and strong bonds of friendship. He appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to achieve goals of national development and extended China’s utmost support in this regard.
Yi emphasized that CPEC is a demonstration project of high-quality BRI projects and is being implemented jointly by Pakistan and China. Both countries have complete consensus on the future direction of CPEC to advance high-quality development in Pakistan.
Yi emphasised that Pakistan’s economic and financial situation was improving and the central banks of both countries must deepen their cooperation to reap dividends at a larger level. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed the Chinese side on the evolving situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Qureshi accentuated that the ongoing curfew for over four weeks, the continued lock-down and communications blockade, and the massive human rights violations had created a dreadful humanitarian situation in the volatile region.
Foreign Minister informed the Chinese side of the intensification of ceasefire violations across the Line of Control and emphasized that India could attempt a false-flag operation in order to divert attention from its crimes in Jammu and Kashmir.
Qureshi conveyed that Pakistan is grateful for China’s support in the aftermath of India’s illegal and unilateral actions and assured full support to China on all issues of its core interest, including Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong.