TDN World Desk: Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday said his country will always stand by Pakistan irrespective of international pressure.

“We want to see a united and strong Pakistan with stability and prosperity,” he said during a meeting with Pak President Dr Arif Alvi.

“No matter how the international situation changes, China will always stand firmly with Pakistan, and is committed to deepening the ironclad China-Pakistan friendship, so as to make China-Pakistan relations a model for building a community with a shared future for humanity, and better benefit the two peoples,” Xi said further.

With BJP Modi government voted topower for the second term, relationship between India and Pakistan has deteriorated to an ugly level. In such a situation, China President Xi’s statement bears significance at the diplomatic layer.