Ufa, July 8 (ANI): Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised concern over China’s support to Pakistan in the United Nations over the release of Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki Ur Rehman Lakhvi, during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“Yes, the issue of China’s support to Pakistan in the UN over Lakhvi’s release did come up. Prime Minister Modi did raise our concerns. It was discussed in some detail and we expect those discussions to continue between the two governments,” said Jaishankar.
He also said that the border situation between the two nations was discussed between both sides.
“I am sure the Chinese side was impressed by the clarity and directness with which he communicated our concerns. The substance of discussion was, where China is concerned they talked about China-Pak economic corridor. Where India is concerned we highlighted the fact that so far that corridor passes through PoK and it is naturally a matter of concern for India,” said Jaishankar.
Speaking on reports of talks between Prime Minister Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif, Jaishankar said that it would be confirmed once the ministry is in a position to speak further on the matter.
Jaishankar further said that the meeting between Prime Minister Modi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was extremely positive.
“The meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Putin was very positive in the sense that a lot things have moved since December and the reason why that meeting went on for 19 minutes is because they went down a long list of issues, in great detail,” he said. (ANI)