China, Turkey support Pakistan on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: A week after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s highly successful visit to Washington, China and Turkey on Friday express their support for the international community’s efforts to seek a peaceful resolution to the longstanding Kashmir dispute.

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Beijing especially supported US President Donald Trump’s recent offer of mediation between Pakistan and India in the Kashmir issue.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a statement issued in Beijing, “we support the international community, the US included, in playing a constructive role in improving Pakistan-India relations through dialogue.”

She added, “we hope the two countries can peacefully settle the Kashmir issue and other bilateral disputes through dialogue, and make concerted efforts to safeguard peace and stability in South Asia.”

Similarly, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss bilateral ties as well as developments in the region, including the Indian Occupied Kashmir and ongoing efforts for Afghan peace.

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