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China meddles over Donald Trump's Kashmir mediation lie, bats for India-Pakistan dialogue while silent on Pak terror – Republic World

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  • China has meddled its way into the Kashmir issues after Donald Trump’s Kashmir mediation claim
  • Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed its support in ‘improving the India-Pakistan relations’

In a major development, China has meddled its way into the Kashmir issues, days after US President Donald Trump’s claims saying that PM Modi asked him to mediate in the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan. The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed its support in ‘improving the Indo-Pak relations’ through dialogue. Speaking to Chinese media, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying expressed China’s support to play a constructive role in improving India-Pakistan relations, along with the US. 

“We support the international community, the US included, in playing a constructive role in improving Pakistan-India relations through dialogue,” she said. 

She further added that “as a neighbour to both Pakistan and India, China sincerely hopes that Pakistan and India can live in harmony”.

“We hope the two countries can peacefully settle the Kashmir issue and other bilateral disputes through dialogue, and make concerted efforts to safeguard peace and stability in South Asia,” Hua said.

]READ | Donald Trump’s Kashmir Mediation Lie: Rajnath Singh Says ‘no PM Modi-Trump J&K Discussion, Foreign Minister Jaishankar Was Present’

India rejects Trump’s claims

China’s remarks have come days after US President Donald Trump, during his meeting with Pakistan PM Imran, had claimed that Prime Minister Modi had asked him to play the role of a mediator on Kashmir issue. However, in a strong statement, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar categorically ensured the Upper House that no such request was made by the Prime Minister to the US President.

“I reiterate no such request has been made to the US President. I would, Sir, also reiterate that it has been India’s consistent position that all outstanding issue by Pakistan is discussed bilaterally. I would further underline that any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism,” the EAM had said. 

US goes into damage control mode

Meanwhile, in a damage control effort in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s remarks, the US State Department had issued a statement saying that it considers Kashmir a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and was ready to help only if the two countries wanted. 

 “We will continue to support efforts that reduce tensions and create an environment conducive for dialogue. This first and foremost means tackling the menace of terrorism. As the President indicated, we stand ready to assist,” the statement said. 

Imran Khan breaks silence

In his first response to Donald Trump’s frivolous claims over Kashmir mediation, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he was ‘surprised’ over India’s response to the US President’s willingness to conciliate between the neighbour nations. Putting his country’s duplicity to display yet again, the Pakistani Prime Minister said that the ‘Kashmir conflict has held the subcontinent hostage for 70 yrs’ and that generations have suffered due to the conflicts.

READ | From Wikis To Website Sections, The Internet Is Riddled With Compendiums Of Donald Trump’s Lies And The Kashmir Mediation Claim Is The Latest One

(With PTI inputs)

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