Beijing: China on Tuesday welcomed a proposed
meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his
Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of
the cricket World Cup semi-final at Mohali on Wednesday, saying
that improvement in Indo-Pak ties is conducive to peace and
stability in the region.
"India and Pakistan, both important countries in South
Asia, are China`s good neighbours, and the improvement of
Pakistan-India ties is conducive to peace and stability in the
region," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at
a media briefing here.
She was responding to a question about the proposed
meeting between the two Prime Ministers on the sidelines of
the World Cup semi-final between the cricket teams of the two
"We welcome India and Pakistan to establish contact and
a dialogue, and we support the two countries properly
addressing differences through dialogue and cooperation to
achieve common development," Jiang said.