ISLAMABAD: Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun has said that China is ready to work with Pakistan to steadily promote the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and continuously enhance the Pakistan-China Strategic Cooperative Partnership.
Spokesperson of the Foreign office, giving details of the visit said the Minister was on three day visit to Pakistan from December 5-7 on the invitation of Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
During the 3-day visit, State Councilor Guo Shengkun called on President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Guo conveyed cordial greetings and good wishes from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to the President and the Prime Minister, respectively.
Describing the Pakistan-China friendship as deeply rooted and unbreakable, Guo said China has always attached the highest importance to its relationship with Pakistan.
The President and the Prime Minister asked State Councilor Guo Shengkun to convey their sincere greetings and good wishes to the Chinese leadership.
They emphasized that relations with China remained the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.
The CPEC is a landmark project in the development of the two countries’ bilateral relations, which are vital for regional security and stability.
Pakistan and China would work together to strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism, combating drug trafficking, border management and law enforcement.
Both sides also agreed to accelerate progress on the CPEC and other ongoing economic projects.
During his visit, State Councilor Guo Shengkun held detailed talks with the Minister for Interior. He also met Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chief Minister of Punjab Muhammad
Shahbaz Sharif, and Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.