China on Monday said it was not aware of the remarks in the Pakistani media, attributed to its Consul General in Lahore, that Beijing will support Islamabad in case of “any foreign aggression.”
In Pakistan, a statement from the Punjab Chief Minister’s office quoted Yu Boren, China’s top diplomat in Lahore as saying,“In case of any [foreign] aggression our country will extend its full support to Pakistan.”
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang said, “China’s position on the relevant issue is consistent and clear. As neighbour and friend to both Pakistan and India we hope the two countries will properly address their differences through dialogue and consultation, manage and control the situation and jointly work for peace and stability of South Asia and the growth of the region."
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