Top Chinese envoy in Pakistan to defuse Pakistan India tensions, may visit India too

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Top Chinese envoy in Pakistan to defuse Pakistan India tensions, may visit India too

BEIJING - China on Wednesday announced that Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou is in Islamabad to discuss the Indo-Pak tensions following the Pulwama terror attack, as it called for the creation of an "enabling atmosphere" for its close ally Pakistan to cooperate with "other parties".

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Vice Foreign Minister Kong's Islamabad visit is "designed for communication with Pakistan for the situation concerning both India and Pakistan."

"China has been promoting peace and stability in this region. We hope that Pakistan and India will maintain friendly relations," he told a media briefing.

Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad killed 40 CRPF personnel in Kashmir on February 14.