SCO can bridge India-Pakistan distance: China
BEIJING: China expects the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to play a key role in resolving the differences between India and Pakistan, which joined the organisation last year.
“We know there are existing and historical unresolved conflicts between Pakistan and India,” Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Monday in an interview with CGTN, the country’s national broadcaster. “But I think after they joined the SCO, maybe we can provide a better platform and opportunities for the building of relations between them.”
The statement is significant because Prime Minister Narendra Modi had indicated on Sunday that Pakistan was a major stumbling block in the improvement of relations between India and China.
Speaking at the first SCO summit after India joined the organisation in the Chinese coastal city of Qingdao, Modi said infrastructure programmes should take into account the need to “respect the sovereignty” of member states . He was referring to the fact that China’s Belt and Road Initiative passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. India also became the only SCO member to refuse to endorse the BRI which was backed by Russia, Pakistan and Central Asian countries.
Wang said all SCO members have taken pledges about maintaining good relations with other members. He described the SCO as a “great vehicle” for improving ties between India and Pakistan.
Afghanistan’s stability is the top regional security issue for the organisation because it is a neighbour to most SCO members, the minister said.
BM-Australia-7 hours ago
China, itself, is the biggest hurdle for peace in the world. China supplied nuclear weapons to Pakistan and built CPEC through Indian territory, grabbed Indian Aksai Chin and has salami sliced Indian territory and shamelessly claims huge chunks of Indian territory, while, protecting Pakistani terrorists and using them against India. China is a major danger to India
Indiankitty-8 hours ago
In the current scenario, nothing will help improve bilateral relations between India and Pakistan. China has failed to understand complex problems created by several agencies operating from Pakistan and other countries including Nepal. Pakistan is not even acknowledging it's role in terror attacks on India. Which idiot wants to be friends with them?