China Concerned Over Situation In Indian-Held Kashmir And Hopes That Pak And India Will Work Together For Peace

Beijing: The Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang has expressed concern over the rising temperature in the Indian-held Kashmir and has hoped that Pakistan and India will work together to maintain regional peace.

In a press briefing he said, “We are concerned about rising temperature surrounding the Kashmir region, and hope that all relevant parties (Pakistan and India) can resolve differences through dialogue and consultation enhance counter-terrorism cooperation and jointly maintain peace and security of the region”.

He also commented on a recent alleged terrorist attack that happened in India-held Kashmir region and said that we have noted relevant reports. He said that, “We are shocked by this attack and express our deep sympathy and condolences to the bereaved families and the injured.”

Lu Kang was asked about what the impact of such an incident would be on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to which he said that the goal of CPEC is to serve the region by facilitating better development of regional countries. He said, “Naturally, relevant parties are required to make concerted efforts to ensure a safe, sound and favorable environment for the CPEC.  As has been said earlier, China has been following the tension in this region, including in Kashmir recently. The Chinese government holds a position that all relevant parties can join hands to resolve these issues through friendly consultation and uphold regional peace and security, as this is in the fundamental and common interests of all regional countries, China, Pakistan and India included.”