China on Monday commended the meeting of the national security advisors of Pakistan and India, saying that it is pleased to see both the countries restart the dialogue process to improve ties.

“As a friend and neighbour to Pakistan and India, we are pleased to see the momentum of the improvement and commend the efforts of the two countries,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

“We sincerely hope that they (Pakistan, India) can continue with the improvement and jointly contribute to the regional stability and development,” Hua said.

NSA Lt Gen Nasir Janjua held talks with his Indian counter-part Ajit Doval on Sunday in Bangkok, breaking the ice between the two countries and discussed a host of issues, including peace and security, terrorism and Kashmir issue.

The Chinese spokesperson also said that the meeting of the heads of the six-member Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will take place at Jingzhou city in China’s Hunan province.

The China-sponsored organisation focusing on security issues currently has six members -China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

India and Pakistan, which are till now observers of the organisation, are expected to become full members next year.

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