China says Pakistani govt, military provide ‘strict security’ for mutual projects

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Beijing: China has expressed satisfaction at the “strict security” provided to the projects between the two countries by the Pakistani government and the armed forces.

Responding to a question on the safety and outdoor movement of Chinese nationals working on CPEC in Pakistan from an Indian state-owned broadcaster, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian, said that the Chinese and Pakistani governments had maintained close communication and coordination in this regard.

Zhao added that to the best of his knowledge and experience, the Pakistani government and military had provided strict security protection for projects between the two governments.

Last week, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif completed his maiden official visit to the People’s Republic of China since he assumed office in April this year.

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During the visit, PM Shehbaz had held meetings with President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, and Chairman Li Zhanshu of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, among others.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Xi had agreed to strengthen multilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and strategic partnership.

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The two leaders had also discussed broad-based cooperation in economy and investment, besides exchanging views on regional and global developments.

Both leaders had agreed to deepen synergy between their development strategies, share development opportunities, advance the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with greater efficiency, and make it an exemplar of high-quality Belt and Road cooperation.

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Pakistan had also reaffirmed its commitment to fully protecting the security of Chinese individuals, projects, and institutions in Pakistan.

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