China officially responds over PM Imran Khan's statement on India

BEIJING - China has expressed its willingness to continue to play a positive and constructive role in improving relations between Pakistan and India.

Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Lu Kang said during his regular briefing in Beijing today that as a common neighbour of Pakistan and India, China firmly supports Pakistan and India to strengthen dialogue, enhance mutual trust, properly control and resolve differences, and work together for regional peace and development.

Lu Kang said China is willing to continue to play a constructive role in this regard.

When asked to comment on the new developments in the current Pakistan-India relationship in the backdrop of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan in response to his remarks about Indian during his victory speech after general election, he said, we have noticed relevant reports and welcomed the positive attitude of the Pakistani and Indian leaders in improving bilateral relations.

The spokesperson said both Pakistan and India are important countries in South Asia and improvement and development of bilateral relations are crucial to peace, stability, and prosperity in the region.

He said we are very happy to see that the leaders of both Pakistan and India have recently made positive statements aimed at improving mutual relations.

Lu Kang said it is certainly a good thing that everything is in the interest of both Pakistan and India to continuously improve relations and work together for peace and stability in the region.