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China reiterates concern over situation in Occupied Kashmir

China has again expressed concerned over the current situation in Occupied Kashmir and escalating conflict between India and Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.

The concern was expressed by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Beijing, who is on a three-day visit to China.

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Wang Yi said the current situation in Kashmir has escalated tension between India and Pakistan and China opposes any unilateral action that complicate the situation.

He said New Delhi’s move to end the constitutional status of Jammu Kashmir will change the status quo of the disputed area and will result in a tense situation in the region.

Wang Yi hoped that India and Pakistan would resolve disputes in a peaceful manner and jointly safeguard the overall situation of regional peace and stability.

Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar expressed the hope to improve relations with Pakistan and said that New Delhi is willing to exercise restraint and maintain regional peace and stability.

Earlier on August 11, China had categorically stated that Kashmir is a disputed territory and should be resolved peacefully under the UN Security Council resolutions.

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This has been stated by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his interaction with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Beijing, reported Radio Pakistan.

He expressed serious concern over the situation arising from the unilateral actions by India in occupied Kashmir. The two Foreign Ministers agreed that both sides would closely coordinate and consult each other on the evolving developments.

According to Foreign Office statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during his talks with Wang Yi, had highlighted the recent illegal Indian actions and stressed that no unilateral step could change the internationally recognized disputed nature of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

He also highlighted the grave danger posed by illegal Indian actions to regional peace and security. He further shared deep concern about the total clampdown of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir by Indian security forces and the humanitarian crisis resulting there from.

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The FM underlined that as part of India’s reckless approach there could be some false flag operation and Pakistan blamed on the fake pretext of “terrorism”.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi stressed that the disputed nature of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir was enshrined in the UN Security Council resolutions, which envisaged the framework for a final settlement of Jammu & Kashmir dispute based on a free and fair plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations.

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