Pak counter terrorism efforts are praiseworthy: China

Monitoring Desk
Wednesday - January 3, 2018
BEIJING (China): Chinese foreign office (FO) spokesman Geng Shuang, on Tuesday, said, “As we said multiple times before, Pakistan has made great efforts and sacrifices for combating terrorism and made prominent contributions to the cause of international counterterrorism, and the international community should fully recognise this.”

He added, “We welcome Pakistan and other countries’ cooperation on counter-terrorism and in other fields on the basis of mutual respect and their joint commitment to the security and stability of the region and the world.”

Shuang said, “China and Pakistan have maintained the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership” adding “China stands ready to further deepen cooperation with Pakistan in various fields to bring greater benefits to the two peoples.”

He informed, “Last week, the China-Afghanistan-Pakistan foreign ministers’ dialogue was held in China. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, Afghan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani and Pakistani foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif jointly met the press and took questions after the dialogue.”

Shuang asserted, “As neighbors, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan are linked by rivers and mountains, share common interests and have cultural and people-to-people bonds” stressing “It is only natural and necessary for the three countries to cooperate with each other.”

He said, “We have reached 8 points’ consensus in the dialogue, including agreeing on further deepening coordination and cooperation on counterterrorism and indiscriminately combating all terrorist organizations and terrorists.”

Shuang concluded, “We believe the three sides will follow through on the consensus reached by the foreign ministers and continue to advance counterterrorism cooperation.”