China to 'uphold justice for Pakistan' on Kashmir issue

Posted In: News Date:Aug 9th, 2019

China has announced it will "uphold justice for Pakistan on the international arena" and that it supports Pakistan's decision to approach the United Nations Security Council in the wake of India's decision to revoke Kashmir's special status.

The foreign ministers of both countries held an urgent meeting in Beijing on Friday to discuss the current situation in occupied Kashmir following the move made by India earlier this week.

A statement released by China's foreign ministry, said that it will "continue to support Pakistan in safeguarding its legitimate rights and interests".

According to the statement, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi noted that China is "seriously concerned about the latest escalation of tensions in Kashmir".

China also believes that unilateral actions "will complicate the situation" and should not be taken.

It called on Pakistan and India to "properly resolve historical grievances, get rid of the zero-sum mindset, avoid unilateral action and seek a new path to peaceful coexistence".