China says in touch with Pakistan, India to bring down tensions

BEIJING: China Thursday said it is in touch with Pakistan and India through different channels to bring down tensions, asking them to properly deal with their differences and work jointly to maintain peace and security in the region.

“As for the tension between Pakistan and India, recently Chinese side has been in communication with both sides through different channels,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told media briefing here.

“We hope that Indian and Pakistan can enhance communication and properly deal with difference and work jointly to maintain peace and security of the region,” he said replying to questions whether the current tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad in the aftermath of Uri attack figured in the first anti-terrorism dialogue held between China and India here earlier this week.

Asked at what level China is in touch with both countries, Geng said China maintains frequent engagement at different levels with both India and Pakistan.

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“China is friendly neighbour to India and Pakistan. China hopes that both the countries could properly deal with their differences dialogue and consultant and improve their bilateral relationship, strengthen cooperation in different fields and work jointly for regional peace and development and stability,” he said.

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