China urges India, Pak to exercise restraint
Beijing: Expressing concern over the “continuous confrontation and tensions” between India and Pakistan, China on Friday called on both parties to exercise restraint and refrain from escalation of tensions.
“As a shared neighbour and friend to both India and Pakistan we are concerned about continuous confrontation and tensions between India and Pakistan,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Sheung said.
“We call on all relevant parties to exercise restraint and refrain from actions that would escalate tension,” he said, replying to a question on Indian surgical strikes on the launching pads of the terrorists along the LoC. He said China hopes that both parties properly address their differences though dialogue and consultation and deescalate tensions as soon as possible.
“Since there has been tensions between India and Pakistan, China has been in communication with both the countries to exercise restraint, enhance communication and properly resolve differences,” he said, adding that China will continue to work on the two sides for peace talks.