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‘Tremendous Efforts and Sacrifices’: China Defends Pakistan on Tackling Terrorism

Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman mentioned that each one nations ought to work collectively to forestall and battle terrorism and safeguard world’s peace and stability.

  • PTI
  • Last Updated: September 11, 2020, 7:29 PM IST


Beijing: China on Friday staunchly defended Pakistan’s document in combating terrorism, saying its all-weather ally has made “tremendous efforts and sacrifices”, countering calls by India and the US that Islamabad should be certain that its territory isn’t used for terror actions. India and the US in a joint assertion after the 17th assembly of the India-US Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and the third session of the India-US Designations Dialogue held on September 9-10, denounced using terrorist proxies and strongly condemned cross-border terrorism in all its kinds.

New Delhi and Washington Islamabad to expeditiously convey to justice the perpetrators of terrorist assaults, together with the 26/11 Mumbai strike and the Pathankot airbase assault. Asked for his response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian throughout a media briefing right here mentioned that terrorism is a standard problem confronted by all nations and Pakistan has made large efforts and sacrifices in combating terrorism.

The worldwide neighborhood ought to absolutely recognise and respect that. China opposes all sort of terrorism. All nations on the bases of mutual respect, equality and mutual profit interact in anti-terrorism worldwide cooperation to collectively safeguard the worldwide peace and safety,” he mentioned. On the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 assaults, Zhao mentioned that the fear assault introduced many challenges to world safety.

Now, the counter-terrorism state of affairs continues to be extreme and has posed dangers to all nations,” he mentioned. ”China opposes all sort of terrorism and we imagine that the UN ought to play a number one function and we oppose double requirements on counter-terrorism and we oppose the try and hyperlink the terrorism to any particular nation,” he mentioned.

He emphasised that each one nations ought to work collectively to forestall and battle terrorism and safeguard world’s peace and stability. ”So on this very special occasion, I want to say that we hope the US received’t neglect terrorism and Covid-19 are widespread enemies to all mankind. And China and Pakistan are usually not the enemies of the US,” he mentioned.

About the assembly between Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow on Thursday on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), he mentioned Wang assured that China will proceed to offer Pakistan with anti-epidemic assist till Pakistan utterly overcomes the COVID-19 pandemic. ”China will prefer to work with Pakistan in advancing the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and additional agricultural cooperation, which is able to ship advantages to individuals,” Zhao mentioned.

India has objected to the USD 60 billion CPEC as it’s being laid by way of Pakistan- occupied Kashmir (PoK). We imagine that with the joint efforts of either side, the hall will play a higher function in Pakistan’s financial improvement and folks’s welfare,” he mentioned.

China will proceed working with Pakistan, firmly supporting one another on worldwide multilateral events to uphold worldwide equity and justice, he mentioned. Next yr is the 70th anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan. We will construct on our friendship, plan for the longer term, and make new progress in our bilateral relations, Zhao mentioned.

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