BEIJING -UNS – Terming Kashmir an issue left over from the history between India and Pakistan, a Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Friday hoped that the two countries would properly settle this issue through consultation and negotiation.
“We always believe that Kashmir is an issue left over from the history between India and Pakistan, which we hope will be properly addressed by the two sides through consultation and negotiation,”, Geng Shuang said while responding to a question during his regular briefing here.
He said the Chinese side had been stressing that the building of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would not affect China’s position on the issue of Kashmir.
When asked the Belt and Road Initiative was not “win-win” but controlled by China, he said there had been various interpretations about the Belt and Road initiative since it was put forward.
“We have noted viewpoints like the one you mentioned, which is a complete misunderstanding based on stereotype”, he added.
The spokesperson said indeed, the initiative was put forward by China, but the construction had been undertaken by all sides.