BEIJING: China on Friday reaffirmed its continuing and firm support for Pakistan in war against terrorism, saying both the countries are steady anchors for peace in the region.
Addressing a joint press conference with Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif in Beijing, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi emphasised that China fully backs Pakistan in its fight against terrorism and supports its neighbour in safeguarding its sovereignty.
” The two countries are on the same page promoting peace and security in the region”, he added.
The relationship between China and Pakistan remain rock firm and unbreakable, Yi said, adding that China will continue to play its role in Pakistan’s progress and development.
The Chinese foreign minister asserted that China respects Pakistan’s interests, and said there is a need to acknowledge Pakistan’s efforts in countering terrorism.
“Pakistan is an important participant in fight against global terrorism,” he said, pointing out that Pakistan has given many sacrifices in the war on terror and international community should recognise that.
“Pakistan has done its best with clear conscience and some countries need to ive it a credit it serves” the Chinese foreign minister said without naming the United States.
Wang Yi said terrorism is a global issues and requires concerted efforts from all countries to tackle instead of blaming each other. “Pakistan is an important country in the international cooperation against terrorism and no body knows Pakistan and understand it better than China” he asserted.
To a question, the Chinese Foreign Minister said Pakistan and Afghanistan should work together to increase the wellbeing of people and their countries and contribute to peace in the region. He said the Chinese side recognise Pakistan’s desire to improve relations with Afghanistan. “As important neighbours and friends, China values its relationship with both countries and work with them to help them build trust. Agencies
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