BEIJING: China has called for resolving the Kashmir dispute through dialogue between Pakistan and India.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying during a press conference said that China's position is consistent and clear-cut on the Kashmir issue. “As a leftover issue from history between India and Pakistan, it needs to be properly settled through dialogue and consultation between the two sides.” “The development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor does not affect China's position on the Kashmir issue,” the spokesperson added.
Answering a question about visit of Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Genera Qamar Javed Bajwa to China, she said relevant readouts have already been released about his meetings with Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, Vice Chairman Fan Changlong of the Central Military Commission and Chief of the Joint Staff Department Fang Fenghui.
She said China and Pakistan maintain normal defense exchanges and cooperation in military industry and trade.