Chinese Defence Minister calls on Prime Minister
Islamabad, February 28, 2014 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that China and Pakistan enjoy a unique relationship. He deeply appreciated the Chinese support for the projects included in the China-Pakistan Economic corridor in the recent Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting. Prime Minister made these remarks while talking to Chinese Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan who called on him at PM house.
Prime Minister said that China-Pakistan economic corridor would not only benefit both nations, but transform the region’s economy and dovetail perfectly with the strategy of developing and connecting the south and central Asian regions of the world.
PM said that Pakistan deeply values China’s support on issues of Pakistan’s national security and territorial integrity. Solid foundation for our time tested and all weather friendship is provided by strong mutual trust, excellent cooperation and convergence of views on regional and global issues, PM added.
PM said that Security of Chinese nationals is an utmost priority for Pakistan and government has taken all possible steps to provide them security. PM expressed his confidence that Pakistan-China cooperation, including in the field of defence will continue to grow to the benefit of both the countries.
Chinese Defence Minister reiterated his governments support for Pakistan. The meeting was also attended by Defense Minister Khawaja Asif and Special Assistant to PM Mr. Tariq Fatmi.
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