Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong here on Tuesday acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in combating terrorism and ensuring security of Chinese people at the same time.
These efforts would pave way for increased economic activity in the region, he said in a meeting with National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Naseer Khan Janjua (Retd), a press release issued here said. The two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations between the two countries and the ways to further strengthen these ties.
Multiple areas including regional security, stability and matters concerning the security of Chinese working in Pakistan came under discussion. The National Security Advisor said China and Pakistan were remarkable countries and they cherished their long-lasting friendship.
China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would certainly be a milestone in further strengthening the bilateral relations between them. “Connectivity at global level will come through us and Pakistan is a bridge builder” he reiterated. This mega project has the potential to streamline infrastructure along the length and breadth of Pakistan and would usher a new era of economic prosperity for the whole region.
Subsequently, the Home Secretary Punjab, who also was present in the meeting, appraised the envoy and his team of the security measures taken up by the government of Punjab for the security of Chinese working in the province.
He stressed the need to formulate and co-ordinate a better security strategy and a more comprehensive joint mechanism for information sharing with the Chinese government.
The ambassador appreciated the initiatives of Punjab government and remarked that Punjab government had accumulated good experience for the protection of Chinese.
The two sides expressed satisfaction over the level and substance of bilateral co-operation and agreed to strengthen and diversify mutual co-operation for the sake of peace, development and stability in the region.