China has emphasized and praised Pakistan’s “restraint” and willingness to talk with India to ease tensions between the two countries in the light on a new round of escalation of the conflict between Paksitan and China.
“China has paid close attention to the present situation between Pakistan and India, and appreciates Pakistan remaining calm and exercising restraint from the beginning, and persisting in pushing to lower the temperature with India via dialogue,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement on March 7.
“China calls on Pakistan and India to refrain from taking actions that aggravate the situation, show goodwill and flexibility, launch dialogue as soon as possible, and work together to maintain regional peace and stability.”
The statement was released following the visit of Chinese vice-foreign minister Kong Xuanyou to Pakistan where he met Prime Minister Imran Khan, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
The Chinese statement shows that Pkistan is in fact keeping an upper hand in the Pakistani-Indian diplomatic conflict over the recent escalation. This fact is especially interesting because most of mainstream media outlets are at least indirectly supporting the Indian side.
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