Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi called his Pakistani counterpart Inamul Haq on Saturday and the two sides exchanged views on Pakistan's current situation.
The Chinese foreign minister said that a stable Pakistan serves not only the national interests of the Pakistani people, but also that of the whole region and the international community.
China hopes that Pakistan will hold its parliamentary elections successfully, Yang said.
China believes that under the leadership of President Pervez Musharraf and the Pakistani government, the Pakistani people can overcome temporary difficulties and remain united so as to maintain social stability and national development, Yang said.
Haq expressed appreciation for China's support to and understanding of Pakistan at such a difficult time and said that the Pakistani government has committed itself to further promoting democracy and maintaining the country's stability and development.
The Pakistani government has also been working to ensure that the parliamentary elections be held successfully, said Haq.