BEIJING (9 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that China had clarified that the Indian move on Kashmir is unilateral and unacceptable.
Talking to the media after meeting his Chinese counterpart on Friday, he said that China has fully supported Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir. “China also supported Pakistan’s decision to take the Kashmir issue to the United Nations Security Council. It will also support Pakistan in the UNSC,” he said.
He said the Chinese side agreed that steps taken by India are unilateral that have changed the status quo and structure of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. “Wang Yi also agreed that Indian steps could jeopardize the peace and stability in the region.”
The foreign minister said that his Chinese counterpart was in concurrence that Jammu and Kashmir has been recognized as a disputed region and its resolution should also be in the light of UN resolutions.
He said Chinese side was informed that after lifting of curfew in Occupied Kashmir, a new era of atrocities could start in the territory evoking reactions.
During the meeting, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the Kashmir issue is a dispute left from the colonial history and it should be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreement.
He said that his country would continue to support Pakistan in safeguarding its legitimate rights and interests and uphold justice for Pakistan on the international arena. “China believes that unilateral actions that will complicate the situation should not be taken.”
The Chinese FM stressed that as all-weather strategic cooperative partners, China and Pakistan have understood and supported each other on issues concerning their respective core interests.
Wang Yi called on both Pakistan and India to proceed from their national development and peace in South Asia, properly resolve historical grievances, get rid of the zero-sum mindset, avoid unilateral action and seek a new path to peaceful coexistence.