Qureshi discusses Pak-India tension with China

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Monday called Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and briefed him on the evolving regional situation after Pulwama incident in Indian Occupied Kashmir. He thanked China for its steadfast support and underscored Pakistan’s desire for peace and stability in the region and resolution of all issues through negotiations with India. He also highlighted the steps taken by Pakistan to de-escalate the situation. The Chinese Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for peace in the region and agreed that the unfolding regional situation is serious with implications for peace and security of the entire region. He also acknowledged Pakistan’s invaluable contributions in the fight against terrorism for which Pakistan has paid a heavy price. They also agreed to stay in touch with each other over the regional developments.