China not to support Pakistan on Kashmir issue

Photo of Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Lu Kang.

Beijing: Chinese media today distanced itself on the reports of Pakistan media that China will continue to supports Pakistan on Kashmir issue.

Earlier, Pakistani media reports which claimed that China’s Premier Li Keqiang had conveyed Pakistan to continue its support on the issue of Kashmir during his meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Lu Kang, said when asked about reports that Li extended support to Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir, “Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on September 21 in New York. They exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as international and regional issues of common interest.”

Lu said when asked about the Pakistani media reports, “Our stance on that is consistent. We hope that parties concerned will pursue a peaceful settlement through dialogue.”

According to Pakistan’s Dawn News reported that China endorses Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir and Li had assured that China would continue to support Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir.

Li, while meeting Prime Minister Sharif on the sidelines of UN General Assembly, was quoted by the daily as saying, “We support Pakistan and we will speak for Pakistan at every forum.”