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Why is China interested in Shaksgam of Gilgit-Baltistan?
Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies
Washington, DC
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dear Fellows The occupation of these valleys came in the wake of Pakistan and China forming a strategic alliance, which enabled both countries to counter their economic and political adversaries. As part of the frontier settlement plan, both nations, represented by Pakistani Foreign Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Yi, signed a provisional agreement on March 2, 1963 in Beijing allowing China to occupy Shaksgam, Raskam, Shimshal and Aghil valleys of the disputed territory of Gilgit-Baltistan. As part of the deal,?the two parties agreed that after the settlement of the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India, the sovereign authority concerned will reopen negotiations with the government of the peoples? republic of China on the boundary, as described in Article II of the present agreement of Kashmir, so as to sign a boundary treaty to replace the present agreement.? Please click on the link to read the full article. You are also welcome to share the article provided, you mention the original URL http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/china-shaksgam-valley-191/

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