New Delhi, October 9: Ahead of the visit to India on October 11-12, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday stated that he is closely monitoring the situation in Kashmir. He also mentioned he might support Pakistan where issues related to Jammu and Kashmir are concerned, reported Xinhua news agency. 'Kashmir Integral Part of India, China Aware of Our Position': MEA Reacts After Imran Khan, Xi Jinping Discuss J&K in Bilateral Meet.
According to the Chinese news agency, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan met President Jinping in Beijing and elaborated the condition of Jammu and Kashmir. After listening to the concerns of Pakistan PM, President Jinping stated that he would talk with Indian PM Narendra Modi during his visit, but was of the opinion that both the parties should resolve the dispute via peaceful dialogue.
Earlier in the day, Khan met President Jinping and talked about bilateral ties and matters of mutual interest. The Pakistan PM held talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing where they signed a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). It is to be known that Khan's visit comes ahead of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris from October 13 to 18 where Pakistan's compliance with the 40-point action plan will be assessed.
Meanwhile, tensions escalated between India and Pakistan post abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan had even raised its concerns at the United Nations General Assembly, but almost all the members called this a bilateral affair between Indian and Pakistan. Following this, Imran Khan stated that Pakistan would no longer seek dialogue with India as it has repeatedly rebuffed peace overtures.