China, US have no role in India-Pakistan issues: Yechury
The Left parties are opposed to any third party intervention -- be it by the US or China -- in India and Pakistan issues, a Communist Party of India-Marxist Politburo member said on Saturday.delhi Updated: Nov 21, 2009 23:11 IST
The Left parties are opposed to any third party intervention -- be it by the US or China -- in India and Pakistan issues, a Communist Party of India-Marxist Politburo member said on Saturday.
"We are very clear and have made our stand clear that as far as India-Pakistan issues are concerned, there is no role for any third party. It is a bilateral matter. There is neither scope nor requirement of third party intervention, whether that of the US or China," Yechury said.
He was speaking to reporters on the second day of the three-day 11th international meeting of communist parties here.
Yechury said some representatives from the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the conclave told him that Beijing won't interfere in any bilateral issue unless asked to do so.
"Unless somebody comes and asks for help, CPC members said China won't interfere," Yechury said, adding it is known that India won't seek third party mediation.
"Hence China's role doesn't come into the picture as it cannot be envisaged nor is it necessary."
Yechury's remarks come after the controversial China-US joint statement in which both the countries voiced support for improvement in India-Pakistan ties and their readiness to promote peace and stability in south Asia.