ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday said Pakistan deeply values China’s support on issues of its national security and territorial integrity.
“Solid foundation of our time-tested and all weather friendship is provided by strong mutual trust, excellent cooperation and convergence of views on regional and global issues,” the Prime Minister said while talking to Chinese Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan who called on him at the PM House.
The Prime Minister said China and Pakistan enjoy a unique relationship and deeply appreciated the Chinese support for the projects included in the China-Pakistan Economic corridor in the recent Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC).
He said 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.
The Prime Minister said security of Chinese nationals is an utmost priority for Pakistan and the government had taken all possible steps to provide them security.
He expressed his confidence that Pakistan-China cooperation, including the field of defense would continue to grow to the benefit of both the countries.
The Chinese Defense Minister reiterated his government’s support for Pakistan.
The meeting was also attended by Defense Minister Khawaja Asif and Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi.