On Monday, China has greeted the introduction of the landmark Kartarpur Corridor and believes that both Pakistan and India “can continue to show goodwill” to resolve their disputes through dialogues.
On Saturday, the first-batch of Sikh Pilgrims from India have entered Pakistan, using the historic Kartarpur Corridor, which was thrown open before the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev, said the founder of the Sikh Community.
The Kartarpur Corridor links Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to Gurudaspur’s Dera Bana Nanak Shrine, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told sources that “we welcome such good interactions between India and Pakistan.”
Mr. Shuang said that “both countries are important in South Asia and peaceful coexistence between the two meets the fundamental interests of both and the common aspiration of the world.”
He continued, “We hope the two sides can continue to show the goodwill moving in the same direction, properly resolving the differences through dialogue and improving their relations, and jointly safeguarding regional peace and stability.”
The inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor comes amid holy ties between the two nations following the decision of New Delhi announced on August 5 to end “special status” offered to Jammu and Kashmir and divide the state into two separate Union Territories.