Beijing: As its Foreign Minister Wang Yi held rare talks with Pakistan’s foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz on Indian soil, China today said it backed Pakistan in framing an anti-terrorism strategy in line with local conditions.
Wang arrived in New Delhi yesterday on a two-day visit to attend the Russia, India, China (RIC) Foreign Ministers’ meet. He met the Pakistani Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe (ASEM) meeting today and held talks on bilateral ties.
“We should address the symptoms and root causes of terrorism. On the anti-terrorism issue we support Pakistani side to formulate anti-terrorism strategy in accordance with it national conditions,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Qing Gang told a media briefing here.
He was responding to a question on whether Wang called for joint efforts to fight terror at the RIC meeting.