Pakistan thanks China for ‘support on Kashmir issue’

Pakistan thanks China for 'support on Kashmir issue'
Imran Khan with Xi Jinping in Beijing

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Wednesday.

According to a statement released by Khan’s office in Islamabad, the Pakistani leader thanked Xi and the Chinese government for their “support on the Kashmir issue,” and for China’s financial support to Pakistani in difficult times.

“We will never forget China’s financial cooperation in this regard,” Khan was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan, adding that China helped Pakistan come out of a difficult economic situation.

The Pakistani leader also appreciated the Chinese support under the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

According to Xinhua news agency, Chinese President Xi told Khan that he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would “support Pakistan in issues related to its core interests.”

Xi, however, added that the parties [India and Pakistan] should resolve the dispute through peaceful dialogue.

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