India’s ‘unilateral’ transfer in Jammu and Kashmir unlawful and invalid: China


Beijing, August 5

China on Wednesday hoped that India and Pakistan can “properly” deal with their variations via dialogue, enhance relations and collectively safeguard peace, stability and growth of each the international locations and the broader area.

Responding to a query raised by a Pakistani correspondent on the completion of one-year of the revocation of particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir and its bifurcation into two union territories—Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh—Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin mentioned peaceable coexistence between India and Pakistan serves the elemental pursuits of each the international locations and the worldwide neighborhood.

“China closely follows the situation in the Kashmir region. Our position is consistent and clear. This issue is a dispute left over from history between Pakistan and India. That is an objective fact established by UN Charter, Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India,” he mentioned.

“Any unilateral change to the status quo is illegal and invalid. This issue should be properly resolved peacefully through dialogue and consultation between the parties concerned,” he informed a daily overseas ministry briefing right here. China final 12 months had known as the Indian transfer as “unacceptable”.

“Pakistan and India are neighbours that cannot be moved away. Peaceful coexistence serves the fundamental interests of both and the common aspiration of the international community.”         

“China hopes that they can properly handle the differences through dialogue, improve relations and jointly safeguard peace, stability and development of both countries and the wider region,” the spokesman added.

The feedback by the spokesman got here amid the border face-off between India and China in jap Ladakh. PTI



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