Beijing, May 19: In the wake of the US raid in Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden, China has “warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China”, a media report claimed today.
The warning was formally conveyed by the Chinese foreign minister at last week's China-US strategic dialogue and economic talks in Washington, The News daily quoted diplomatic sources as saying.
China also advised the US to “respect Pakistan's sovereignty and solidarity”, the report said.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao informed his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani about the matters taken up with the US during their formal talks at the Great Hall of the People yesterday.
The report said China “warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China”.
The two premiers held a 45-minute one-to-one meeting before beginning talks with their delegations.