China wants secured and stable Pakistan: Jing

Staff Report
Wednesday - January 3, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Newly appointed ambassador of China in Pakistan Yao Jing called on national security adviser (NSA) lieutenant general (retired) Nasser Khan Janjua on Tuesday, whereat Jing said that China acknowledges Pakistan’s matchless sacrifices in the war against terror and stands firmly with Pakistan in all situations and reiterated Chinese stance of maintaining strong commitment to the security and stability of Pakistan; an official statement said.

According to detail, besides other issues, United States (US) president Donald Trump’s latest irrational tweet on Pakistan came under discussion.

NSA Janjua expressed disappointment and concern over the anti-Pakistan tweet emanating from the highest level in Washington.

They underlined that Pakistan-China relationship not only served the fundamental interests of the people of the two countries but was also crucial for peace and stability in south Asia and the larger Asia-Pacific region.

The two stressed the need for political reconciliation in Afghanistan and an early closure of the Afghan conflict.

They expressed support for the regional and multilateral initiatives for political reconciliation in Afghanistan, including the trilateral process involving China-Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Jing said that China considers Pakistan a close friend and a reliable partner for peace and stability in a turbulent region.

He expressed his commitment to take Pak-China relations to a new level in line with the wishes of the people and leadership of the two countries.