China backs Indo-Pak efforts to improve ties: Hu Jintao
China said it supported efforts by India and Pakistan to deal with 'relevant issues' in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks for maintaining peace and stability in the region.world Updated: Feb 24, 2009 23:37 IST
China on Tuesday said it supported efforts by India and Pakistan to deal with “relevant issues” in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks for maintaining peace and stability in the region.
Chinese President Hu Jintao spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari over phone when the latter was in Shanghai.
Zardari briefed Hu on developments in the Indo-Pak relations, saying his country was ready to continue advancing active ties with India, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Hu said China supported Pakistan and India’s efforts to deal with relevant issues properly through dialogue and cooperation and maintain peace and stability in South Asia.
Interestingly, Zardari, who was on a five-day trip to China, his second in four months, skipped Beijing as he wrapped his visit today.
The Pakistan President visited the central Chinese city of Wuhan and the eastern metropolis of Shanghai. During his trip, Pakistan and China signed four MoUs on economic cooperation.
First Published: Feb 24, 2009 22:28 IST