“Attempts that aim to sabotage CPEC are doomed to fail,” Lijian Zhao, the spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry, said in a tweet.
These remarks come days after the Pakistani foreign minister and the military’s spokesperson said in a press conference that Indian intelligence agencies have formed a separate cell to sabotage and disrupt CPEC projects, and the cell has been given Rs80 billion so far for this purpose.
The top Pakistani officials had also accused India of supporting groups like the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Baloch separatists and other militant groups.
The Chinese foreign ministry official, without referring to the remarks by the Pakistani authorities, made it clear that it supports Pakistan in its crackdown against terrorists.
“China appreciates the positive contribution by Pakistan to the international counter-terrorism cause, firmly supports Pakistan in cracking down terrorist forces,” said Zhao.