BEIJING - India irked over China for no mention of Pakistan, JeM or Pulwama in Chinese Foreign Minister annual presser, it has been revealed.
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in his annual presser on Friday made no mention Pakistan support to terrorism while calling India and Pakistan to exercise "calm, restraint and prevent an escalation and resolve the matter through dialogue."
Wang Yi said, "China has played a constructive role and both India and Pakistan have indicated the desire to de-escalate and we welcome this."The foreign minister also did not make any comments on the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar under the UN terror list.
The development comes in the backdrop of India-Pakistan tensions last week which escalated rapidly leading to Pakistan launching strikes on Indian military installations.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou was on Pakistan visit from 5th to 6th March.C alling 2018 as a year of "great significance for China India relations" Wang Yi said cooperation between the two countries should "surge ahead like Ganga and the Yangtze giving a strong and sustained impetus to our relationship."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping both met 4 times in 2018 starting with the famous Wuhan informal summit in April to the last meeting on the sidelines of G20 summit in Argentina.
Wang Yi said, "Over the past year govt departments on both sides have done a lot and made considerable progress in following through on many of the understandings reached between our leaders.
The priority now is that strategic understanding of our leaders trickles down to our common people".