China urges tightened security for nationals

In Local
March 28, 2024


A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson reaffirmed the unwavering bond between China and Pakistan, emphasizing their strategic partnership and solidarity in the face of challenges.

Stressing the significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for Pakistan’s socioeconomic progress, the spokesperson condemned Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Pakistan that claimed the lives of five Chinese citizens.

Expressing condolences and solidarity with the victims’ families, China urged Pakistan to enhance security measures to safeguard Chinese nationals, projects, and institutions. China reiterated its staunch opposition to terrorism and pledged continued support for Pakistan in combating this global menace. Emphasizing the importance of international cooperation against terrorism, China urged swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Committing to further cooperation for mutual development, China affirmed its dedication to supporting Pakistan’s progress and improving the well-being of both nations’ citizens.

China and Pakistan were all-weather strategic cooperative partners and iron-clad brothers, and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) greatly contributes to the socioeconomic development of Pakistan. No attempt to undermine China-Pakistan cooperation will succeed, Lin Jian said during his regular briefing in response to a question about a terrorist attack causing casualties of five Chinese citizens in Pakistan.

While strongly condemning the act, he expressed deep condolences over the loss of lives and extended sincere sympathies to the bereaved families.

We asked Pakistan to take effective measures to protect the safety and security of Chinese nationals, institutions and projects in Pakistan, he said.

Lin Jian said that the Pakistani side promised a thorough investigation into the incident and share the progress to the Chinese side in a timely manner and further strengthen the security measures to ensure safety and security of Chinese personnel, projects and institutions in Pakistan.

The spokesperson said, China opposes all forms of terrorism, firmly supports Pakistan in fighting terrorism and will work with Pakistan with even stronger commitment to do everything possible to protect the safety and security of Chinese personnel, projects and institutions in Pakistan.

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