China follows the situation in Pakistan very closely

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Islamabad: Spokesman of Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that China follows the situation in Pakistan very closely and hopes political parties in Pakistan can resolve issues through dialogue

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qin Gang has said that China sincerely hopes that relevant parties in Pakistan can give priority to the fundamental interests of the state and the people, properly resolve issues through consultation and dialogue, and jointly uphold national stability.

He made these remarks while responding to a question on the current situation in Pakistan during a regular press conference in Beijing on Monday, according to Chinese Embassy here on Tuesday.

It may be mentioned that Chinese President is due in Islamabad this month and political turmoil has intensified in Islamabad. There are fears that Chinese President can postpone his visit to Pakistan due to political turbulence in Pakistan.

He said that as its friendly neighbor, China follows the situation in Pakistan very closely.

USA has also expressed its concern over political situation in Pakistan and said that it (USA) would not support any political change through violence against sitting government of Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif,

Q: There are reports that on August 31, several thousand protesters gathered in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital. They tried to make their way to the parliament building and the Prime Minister’s official residence, and clashed with the police, causing heavy casualties. What is China’s comment on this? How does China view the current situation in Pakistan?

A: China follows the situation in Pakistan very closely. As its friendly neighbor, China sincerely hopes that relevant parties in Pakistan can give priority to the fundamental interests of the state and the people, properly resolve issues through consultation and dialogue, and jointly uphold national stability.

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