ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and China on Thursday reiterated their strong resolve to further enhance the existing cooperation on security issues between the two countries. The commitment was made in a meeting held between Caretaker Minister for Interior Sarfraz Ahmad Bugti and his Chinese counterpart Wang Xiao Hong in Beijing. The two ministers held a bilateral meeting in Lianyungang city of eastern Jiangsu province of China on the sidelines of Global Public Security Cooperation Forum 2023, accordingly to a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior.
The interior minister said that China was a time tested and all weather strategic friend and expressed profound appreciation on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan for the unwavering and unconditional support of the government and the people of China for Pakistan during all challenges. He briefed the host minister about various steps undertaken by Pakistan to ensure the foolproof security of Chinese in Pakistan who are working on various development projects.
The Chinese Minister for Public Security appreciated the strong resolve of the government of Pakistan and various measures taken by it to counter the threat of terrorism, drugs, and risks to the security of Chinese nationals and installations. He expressed the hope that Pakistan and China can explore more avenues through capacity building and joint cooperation to defeat the nefarious designs of inimical elements.