ISLAMABAD, Dec 26 (APP): China has welcomed the meeting between Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his surprise stopover in Lahore on Friday, saying, an improvement in relations between the two neighbours was significant to regional peace.

“The Chinese side has noticed the relevant reports, and welcomes the latest development of the Pakistan-India relationship. Pakistan and India are important countries in South Asia.

The improvement of Pakistan-India relationship is significant to regional peace, stability and development,”  Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in Beijing on Saturday.

“As the common neighbour and friend of Pakistan and India, China is happy to see and will, as always, support Pakistan and India enhance mutual trust and achieve common development through continuous dialogue,” said the spokesperson when asked to offer comments on Indian prime minister  unscheduled stopover in Lahore while returning to New Delhi from Kabul.