China welcomes PM Khan’s positive response to Modi’s congratulatory message


ISLAMABAD: China on Monday welcomed Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s positive remarks in response to Indian Prime Minister Modi’s congratulatory message on Pakistan Day.

“We welcome the goodwill sent out to each other by Pakistani and Indian leaders,” Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Geng Shuang said during his regular briefing in the federal capital.

“We support the two sides in maintaining engagements and to improve their relations, stabilise the situation and resolve differences through dialogue,” he added.

The spokesperson said that China will continue to play a constructive role to this end.

Responding to a question, he said that China’s position on issues between India and Pakistan is consistent. “As important neighbours in South Asia, we hope both countries will resolve their differences through dialogue and consultations,” he added.

He said that the Chinese side hoped to maintain friendly relations with both of them.

“We will continue to play a constructive role in promoting peace talks between the two countries,” he added.