Pakistan India joint military drills in Russia: How did China respond?

Pakistan India joint military drills in Russia: How did China respond?
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BEIJING - China on Monday welcomed the joint participation of Pakistan and India in “Peace Mission” anti-terrorism exercise held in Russia under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) framework.

“We welcome the joint participation of India and Pakistan in the anti-terrorism exercise under the SCO framework,” Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Hua Chunying said during her regular press briefing held here.

She said both India and Pakistan were important countries in South Asia and added, the stability of India-Pakistan relations was of great significance to regional peace and stability and even world peace and development.

“We sincerely hope that India and Pakistan will strengthen bilateral and dialogue and cooperation within multilateral mechanisms such as the SCO , improve relations and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability,” she added.

It may be mentioned that on August 24, India and Pakistan participated for the first time in the 2018 SCO “Peace Mission” anti-terrorism exercise held in Russia. APP

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