09 Sep 2017/Saturday

China and Pakistan agreed to strengthen anti-terrorism and security cooperation along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The agreement was reached when Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and Pakistani National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua on 08 Sep 17 in Beijing. Hailing Pakistan’s efforts in counter-terrorism, Meng called for strengthened anti-terrorism and security cooperation in the building of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. China and Pakistan, as good friends, friendly neighbors and all-weather strategic cooperative partners, have always firmly supported each other’s core interests, Meng said. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with Asif. Promoting the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between China and Pakistan is an unchanged policy, Yang said. He called for advancing the building of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and strengthening communication and coordination on major issues of regional security. Asif said that maintaining friendly relations with China is the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy and the common consensus of all political parties. Pakistan would take the opportunity of building the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to boost bilateral ties, Asif said. It is widely believed that the original cost of CPEC will multiply many times due to ever increasing expenses on security of this massive corridor.

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