Beijing, October 9
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would support Pakistan in issues related to its core interests, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Xi told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a meeting in Beijing that the right and wrong of the situation was clear, the report said. Xi added that the parties should resolve the dispute via peaceful dialogue.
Tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir have risen sharply since August when New Delhi revoked the autonomy of its portion of the territory, which both India and Pakistan rule in part and claim in full.
Tensions over Kashmir have risen sharply since August when New Delhi revoked Article 370 which gave special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Xi is scheduled to hold an informal meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the coastal town of Mamallapuram near Chennai from October 11 to 12 and then pay a state visit to Nepal on October 13. Reuters
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