China assures Pakistan support in event of foreign ‘aggression’

New Age Desk

China has assured Pakistan of its support in the event of any foreign ‘aggression’ and also supported the country’s stance on the Kashmir dispute, a Pakistani media report has said, reports NDTV.
Beijing conveyed the message during a meeting of its top diplomat in the provincial capital with Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif, The Dawn reported.
‘In case of any (foreign) aggression our country will extend its full support to Pakistan,’ consul general of China in Lahore Yu Boren said in a press release by the Punjab chief minister’s office, the newspaper reported.
‘We are and will be siding with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. There is no justification for atrocities on unarmed Kashmiris in (India)-held Kashmir and the Kashmir dispute should be solved in accordance with aspirations of the Kashmiris,’ the report quoted Yu as saying.
Diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan have been rising after the September 18 terror attack on an army base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 18 Indian soldiers.

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