China mentioned on Monday that it was “comfortable” over the latest “lively interactions” between Pakistan and India, indicating that it want to work with Islamabad to inject “extra optimistic vitality” into regional peace, stability and growth. The militaries of India and Pakistan introduced on February 25 that they’ve agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire alongside the Line of Management in Jammu and Kashmir and different sectors.
Weeks later, each Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and highly effective Military chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa made peace overtures in direction of New Delhi saying it was time for the 2 neighbours to “bury the previous and transfer ahead”.
“We’re comfortable concerning the lively interactions between Pakistan and India,” Chinese language International Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian instructed a media briefing right here in response to a query.
“We want to work with Pakistan to inject extra optimistic vitality into regional peace and stability in addition to growth,” he mentioned. Zhao was responding to a query on Pakistan President Arif Alvi’s comment that China is his nation’s “closest and friendliest good friend” throughout his speech on the Pakistan Day parade on March 25.
Whereas welcoming Alvi’s comment, Zhao additionally referred to the latest rapprochement between India and Pakistan to dial down the tensions between the 2 international locations.
“China expresses heat congratulations on the 82nd Pakistan Day. We imagine that Pakistani Authorities and other people will make additional progress on nationwide constructing and revitalisation,” he mentioned, including that Beijing “extremely appreciates” President Alvi’s remarks.
“China additionally values the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the 2 international locations,” he mentioned.
“I want to take the chance of the 70th anniversary of the institution of diplomatic ties to work with Pakistan to battle coronavirus and carry ahead our conventional friendship to increase our all dimensional cooperation and construct a more in-depth China-Pakistan neighborhood of shared future in a brand new period,” the spokesman mentioned.