Beijing: Describing the Kashmir issue as a left over from history, China today hoped it could be resolved by India and Pakistan through “dialogue and consultations.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu stated this during a media briefing while responding to questions on Premier Wen Jiabao’s recent visit to India and Pakistan.
Wen’s visit to India and Pakistan was “rich in content and fruitful in results” and would contribute to good neighbourliness, friendliness, mutual beneficial cooperation and peace and stability in neighbouring areas, Jiang said, summing up the Premier’s trip to the two countries.
She said India and Pakistan are both major countries in South Asia and key neighbours to China.
The development of China-India and China-Pakistan ties is of “great importance to peace and prosperity to South Asia, rest of Asia and world as a whole,” she said.