China has assured its support to Pakistan in case of any foreign aggression and in its stance on the Kashmir issue, the Dawn reported on Saturday.
Beijing conveyed the message in a meeting of its top diplomats in Lahore with chief minister Shahbaz Sharif
The daily cited a press release issued by Shahbaz Sharif's office.
"In case of any [foreign] aggression our country will extend its full support to Pakistan," the statement quoted Consul General of China in Lahore Yu Boren as saying,
According to the Dawn, the statement said that Beijing "will be siding with Pakistan on Kashmir issue". The statement further said the issue should be solved in accordance with aspirations of the Kashmiris.