China Defends Pakistan After Modi’s Remarks At BRICS Summit
China came to its long-time ally Pakistan’s defence when the Indian Prime Minister labeled Pakistan a “mothership of terrorism” at BRICS nations Summit in GOA. Modi in his address to the meeting of leaders from BRICS-Brazil Russia, India, china and South Africa accused Pakistan of sponsoring cross-border terrorism. The recent tensions between the two neighbors escalated after protests in Indian Occupied Kashmir and subsequent attack on Uri army base killing 19 Indian soldiers.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying in her remarks said China opposed all forms of terrorism and that the international community should increase counter-terrorism cooperation.
“We also oppose the linking of terrorism to any specific country, ethnicity or religion. This is China’s consistent position,” she told a daily news briefing in Beijing.
“Everyone knows that India and Pakistan are victims of terrorism. Pakistan has made huge efforts and great sacrifices in fighting terrorism. I think the international community should respect this,” Hua added.