BEIJING – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday reaffirmed Beijing’s support to Pakistan during a meeting with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua hours after US President Donald Trump lambasted Pakistan for allegedly offering safe haven to “agents of chaos” in his South Asia policy announcement.
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Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua currently on a visit to China called on the Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi today. The entire gambit of bilateral relations, regional, global issues, as well as the situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir were discussed.
Pakistan and China agreed to continue close consultations on efforts for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan and underscored the importance of the Trilateral Afghanistan-China-Pakistan Foreign Minister’s meeting.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi reaffirmed China’s continuing and firm support to Pakistan and vowed to further strengthen the all-weather strategic cooperative friendship with Pakistan. He lauded Pakistan’s contributions and great sacrifices made in the fight against terrorism, adding that the international community should fully recognize these efforts.
The foreign secretary, while underlining, the importance of Pakistan-China friendship, reiterated Pakistan’s support to China on all issues of its core interest. She said that the recent visit of Vice Premier Wang Yang on the occasion of 70th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan had further solidified the time tested friendship between Pakistan and China.
Earlier, as Beijing came to Islamabad’s defence in light of Trump’s remarks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying asserted that Pakistan was on the front line in the struggle against terrorism and had made “great sacrifices” and “important contributions” in the fight, according to a Foreign Ministry handout.
Chunying called on the international community to recognise Pakistan’s role in the fight against terrorism.