China calls for India-Pakistan dialogue after Mumbai attacks

December 4th, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Dec 4 (Xinhua) China Thursday called for dialogue between India and Pakistan to clear the confusion after last week’s terror attacks in Mumbai to maintain peace and stability in South Asia. China firmly opposes terrorism and it is in the best interest of India and Pakistan to strengthen dialogue and bilateral cooperation, foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao told reporters.

“It is in line with the requirements for regional peace and stability and the common expectation of the international community,” he said.

India has blamed Pakistan-based elements for the attacks and urged its neighbour to hand over 20 fugitives who are wanted for crimes in the country.

Pakistan said it would examine the case and offered help in the Mumbai terror investigation.

At least 172 people, including foreign nationals, were killed and more than 248 wounded when terrorists attacked several places in India’s financial capital Nov 26.

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