China ‘actively’ engaged in defusing tensions between India and Pakistan

BEIJING: China signalled that it was actively engaged in defusing tensions between India and Pakistan and using multiple channels, to prevent the war, Aaj News reported. 

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

Asked to go into specifics about the level of its official engagement with the two countries, Mr. Geng said that Beijing maintains contacts at different levels with both India and Pakistan.

“China is a friendly neighbour to India and Pakistan. China hopes that both the countries could properly deal with their differences through dialogue and consultation and improve their bilateral relationship, he observed.

China has so far persisted with its established formulation that India and Pakistan need to talk directly to resolve their differences, including Jammu and Kashmir.

He further said that said China will fully support Pakistan and its people.