BEIJING, October 14 (INP): Chinese media has commended Pakistan’s outright support on the issue of Hong Kong, stating that the two countries always stood together on promoting regional peace and stability.
Referring to the joint statement issued at the end of the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Beijing, the Global Times in its report published on Monday stated Pakistan has come forward asking for upholding international law and avoiding interference in internal affairs.
In the joint statement, Pakistan declared China’s issues with Hong Kong as its internal matter, urging “all countries to uphold international law and basic norms of non-interference in internal affairs of other countries”.
According to the report, China too has been cognizant of the territorial sensitivities of Pakistan. The recent abrogation of the autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir by India has been a major concern for Pakistan and came up several times during Khan’s meetings with Chinese leadership.
While paying close attention to the circumstances in Kashmir, China has stated its clear position on this dispute left from history.
It asks for a peaceful resolution based on the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements and “opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the situation.”
Another matter that has been a point of common concern is the predicament in Afghanistan where decades of war and failed reconstruction drives have left the country devastated.
Both China and Pakistan are making efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.