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China supports India-Pakistan dialogue: Foreign Ministry spokesman

07-16-2010 08:08 BJT

BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- China Thursday expressed support for India and Pakistan's efforts to narrow their differences through dialogue and cooperation, as India's top diplomat visits Pakistan. Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang made the remarks at a regular press briefing.

Qin said China supports the two countries' efforts to strengthen mutual trust and solve their differences through dialogue and cooperation.

According to media reports, India's External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna began a three-day visit to Pakistan Wednesday.

India suspended its dialogue with Pakistan in the wake of the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai that killed nearly 170 people. India blamed the Pakistan-based "Lashkar-e-Taiba" (LeT) group for the attack.

Both India and Pakistan are neighbors of China and important countries in South Asia, Qin said.

The improvement and development of India-Pakistan ties is in the interests of peace and stability in both South Asia and the Asian region, Qin added.

The Indian foreign minister is scheduled to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and call on President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, according to reports.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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