BEIJING (Agencies) Pakistan on Tuesday said it has given a 'blank cheque to China to play a role in improving the Indo-Pak ties and it is for India to decide whether they would be comfortable with Beijing acting as a 'third party. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that his country was serious about improving relations with India, ahead of the first official talks between the South Asian rivals in more than a year. Qureshi was quoted by state media as saying in Beijing that Pakistan wanted 'peaceful settlement of all outstanding disputes. Qureshi, who is on a five-day visit to China, made his comments in a speech at the China Institute of International Studies, state Xinhua news agency reported. Qureshi said that Islamabad would welcome any role given to China to bring down tensions between India and Pakistan because of the trust and confidence it enjoyed with its close ally. It is for the Indians to decide if they would be comfortable to have China talking as a third party to bridge the gap. As far as Pakistan is concerned they (China) have a blank cheque, he said. Qureshi also said that China played a 'positive role in defusing Indo-Pak tensions in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks. Speaking on 'Pakistans Challenges and Our Response, he said China and Pakistan built a magnificent edifice of confidence and trust, friendship and cooperation and Pakistan supported 'one China policy. It is a living example of the Confucian philosophy of harmony without uniformity. We have different political systems, different cultures and different traditions. Yet, we created a beautiful mosaic of vibrant colours and warmth, he said. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Tuesday that stable India-Pakistan relations were 'conducive to regional peace, stability and development. He added that Beijing 'supports their efforts to resolve their disputes through dialogue and negotiation. Qureshi met Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on Tuesday and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Monday.