Islamabad: China has appreciated Pakistan for its willingness to have dialogue with India and its restraint in action in recent tensions between the two countries. In a statement, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou said Beijing and Islamabad are all weather strategic partners and they always supported each other. He said China has closely followed the situation between Pakistan and India, and appreciates Pakistan’s remaining calm and exercising restraint from being first in action, and persisting in easing tension with India through dialogue. The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister said that China maintains that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries should be respected and does not want to see acts that violate the norms of international relations. He said China calls on Pakistan and India to launch dialogue as soon as possible, and work together to maintain regional peace and stability. He expressed China’s willingness to play a constructive role in this regard.