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China to support Pakistan in UNSC over occupied Kashmir issue: Qureshi

BEIJING: China intends to support Pakistan in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the occupied Kashmir issue, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Friday after meeting with top officials in Beijing.
Qureshi, who arrived here in the Chinese capital early Friday to hold consultations with their leadership after India revoked special status of occupied Kashmir, apprised officials in Beijing about Pakistan’s concerns and reservations.
In an urgent visit to the ally nation, the foreign minister reached the State Guest House to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, wherein he informed the latter of India’s illegal move. The two held talks for two and a half hours.

This is the first time China took a clearer stance on India’s Kashmir move. Earlier, Beijing statement was only referred to its dispute with India in the Ladakh region.

Foreign Minister Qureshi said he thanked his Chinese counterpart for a meeting on a short notice. Qureshi briefed the Chinese side on Pakistan’s observations, position and measures in response to the latest development of the situation in Kashmir.


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