China on Thursday lauded India and Pakistan for deciding to halt cross border firing and “fully implement” the ceasefire pact agreed between the two neighbours in 2003….reports Gaurav Sharma from Beijing

BEIJING, Oct. 18, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping delivers a report to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on behalf of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 18, 2017. The CPC opened the 19th National Congress at the Great Hall of the People Wednesday morning. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng/IANS) by .
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng/IANS)

Earlier on Tuesday, New Delhi and Islamabad agreed to implement the ceasefire pact after persistent crackling of gunfire and mounting casualties on both sides.

“We have noted relevant reports and we commend these positive actions taken by the two sides,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said when asked about the development.

“We hope that they properly resolve their disputes through dialogue and consultation and maintain regional peace and stability,” Hua added.

Pakistani rangers guard along the Pakistan-India border area of Wagah in eastern Pakistan’s Lahore

India and Pakistan have a long-standing dispute over Kashmir, a part of which is under control of Pakistan.

The Line of Control (LoC) is the 776-kilometre de facto border between Pakistan and India.



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