China supports Indo-Pak talks

Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 15:21

Beijing: With Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan holding talks in Islamabad, China on Thursday said it supported the two countries resolving their differences
through dialogue and cooperation.

"Both India and Pakistan are good neighbours of China and
major countries of South Asia. We believe that improvement of
India Pakistan relationship will not only serve the interest
South Asia but also the environment of whole of Asia," Foreign
Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a media briefing here.

His remarks came when his reaction was sought on the
Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks being held in
Islamabad.

"China welcomes the contacts and dialogue between India
and Pakistan and supports India and Pakistan resolving
differences through dialogue and cooperation and realising
common development."

About the ongoing visit of an Indian military delegation
to China, Hong said China regarded defence relations between
the two countries as important part of bilateral ties.

"We would like to conduct defence cooperation actively to
enhance exchange and cooperation between the Defence
Ministries of our two countries," he said.

An eight-member multi-command delegation from India is in
China on a week-long visit.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 15:21

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