China condemns attack on Indian air force base
Updated: 2016-01-04 19:37
BEIJING -- China on Monday condemned an attack on an Indian air force base and called on India and Pakistan to continue to improve ties.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks at a regular press briefing while commenting on the attack on the Pathankot airbase in India's northern state of Punjab, close to the border with Pakistan.
Seven Indian security forces personnel were killed in the attack, carried out by unidentified militants and probably intended to undermine improving ties between India and Pakistan.
The improvement of ties between Pakistan and India is important to regional peace, stability and development, Hua said.
She added that China hopes the two countries could clear away obstacles and continue dialogue and cooperation.
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