MEA takes strong note of reference to J-K in Pak-China joint statement

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Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.File Photo

New Delhi, September 10: The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday rejected the reference to Jammu and Kashmir in the joint statement issued by China and Pakistan after the recent visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister.

MEA official spokesman Raveesh Kumar, in a statement, said, “We reject the reference to Jammu & Kashmir in the Joint Statement issued by China and Pakistan after the recent visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister. J&K is an integral part of India.”

“On the other hand, India has consistently expressed concerns to both China and Pakistan on the projects in so-called ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’, which is in the territory of India that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1947. India is resolutely opposed to any actions by other countries to change the status quo in Pakistan occupied J&K. We call on the parties concerned to cease such actions.”