China urges world community to recognise Pakistan’s sacrifices in war on terror

Statement comes after Donald Trump accuses Pakistan of ‘harbouring terrorists’

News Desk August 22, 2017
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi welcomes Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on 22nd August, 2017. PHOTO COURTESY: TWITTER/@ForeignOfficePk

China has urged the international community to recognise Pakistan’s sacrifices in fighting against terrorism following US President Donald Trump's comments accusing Pakistan of “harbouring terrorists” in the country.

Beijing’s reiterated its support when Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, who is on a visit to China, called on Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday, a FO statement said.

President Trump while presenting America’s new policy pertaining to the war in Afghanistan also lambasted Pakistan for harbouring “agents of chaos, violence, and terror”.

Trump lays down Afghan strategy, lambasts Pakistan for 'harbouring terrorists'

He also said the US could “no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organisations”.

“We are paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time, they are housing the terrorists but that will have to change,” the president added.

The Chinese foreign minister lauded Pakistan's contributions and great sacrifices made in the fight against terrorism. “The international community should fully recognise these efforts.”

Yi reaffirmed Beijing's continuing and firm support to Islamabad and vowed to further strengthen the all-weather strategic cooperative friendship with Pakistan.

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The two officials also discussed Pak-China relations, regional, global issues as well as the situation in occupied Kashmir.

Tehmina Janjua reiterated Pakistan's support to China on all issues of its core interest.

She said the recent visit of Vice-Prime Minister Wang Yang on the occasion of the country's 70th Independence anniversary had further solidified the time tested friendship between the two neighbouring countries.

Islamabad and Beijing 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.


Jamil Chaudri | 4 years ago | Reply It is time for Pakistan to close its corridors and permissions for American goods and personnel to traverse through Pakistan. America is a fair weather friend. As long as it gets benefits (the upper hand) it calls other nations 'FRIEND'. Otherwise, it tries to bully them in submissive relationships. It is time Pakistan reestablished SOUND (social, military, commercial, business, relationship with Islamic Iran, Islamic Afghanistan, and Turkey. These are Pakistan's REAL friend. Pakistanis should realise that they are an Iranianized people (Farsi was the state language for a 1000 years of Muslim Hind, the first Muslim Head of state to visit Islamic Pakistan was the the Shah of Iran.
Amit | 4 years ago | Reply Yes and pakistan supported China on doklam conflict this is what you call a rab ne Bana Di Jodi. And as the support of Pakistan completely tilted the doklam conflict in China's favour so will be the case here when international community will realise their mistake upon Chinese insistence.
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