China’s Kashmir policy unchanged: Envoy
‘Beijing For Negotiated Settlement Of The Issue’
TARIQ NAQASH/ NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, Mar 15: Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, Liu Jian, on Tuesday said that Beijing was in favour of negotiated settlement of the Kashmir issue, “but the policy of issuing stapled visa to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir will continue.”
“Kashmir issue has a history between Pakistan and India. China always holds that it should be resolved peacefully through dialogue and consultation between the two countries. China’s visa policy towards Kashmir is consistent and will remain unchanged,” he said at a seminar on “"Evolving Global and Regional Scenario: Chinese Experience of Reform and Development and Pak-China Relations” in Islamabad.
The seminar was organized by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) as part of the 60th anniversary of Pak-China diplomatic relations.
Ambassador Jian expressed the hope that being important countries of the region, India and Pakistan will continue to improve their relations.
Regarding Pak-China relations, Jian said that his country wishes to enhance its cooperation with Islamabad and in this regard it had already suggested that leadership of both countries should sit together to explore the ways in which China could contribute more effectively to energy sector in Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion IPS Director and former senator Prof Khurshid said that China had shown a path of progress in which innovations could be made while being loyal to the vision and values of the native culture.
Hurriyat Conference leaders Ghulam Muhammad Safi and Faiz Naqashbandi were also present at the seminar.
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