New Delhi: In a reaction to India’s “non-military preemptive strike” on a major Jaish-e-Muhammed terror camp in Balakot, China said that it hopes for the two countries to maintain “restraint” and “do more to improve bilateral relations”.
In a news briefing in Beijing, the spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, Lu Kang, while responding to a question, said, “Fighting terrorism is a global practice and needs necessary cooperation.”
Lu also said, “India and Pakistan are both important countries in South Asia. Sound relations and cooperation serve the interest of both countries for peace and stability in South Asia.”
“We hope the two countries can keep restraint and do more to improve bilateral relations,” he added.
Lu said the two sides – India and Pakistan – “need to advance cooperation on counterterrorism for peace and stability in the region.”