No attempt to sabotage CPEC will succeed: China | The Express Tribune


China on Friday praised Pakistan’s “positive contribution” to international counter-terrorism efforts and supported Islamabad’s action on terrorists.

On the microblogging website Twitter, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao also said that any attempt to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project will not succeed.

He said, “China appreciates Pakistan’s positive contribution to the international anti-terrorism cause, supporting Pakistan to crack down on terrorist forces.” Lijian said in his tweet that attempts to sabotage CPEC have been targeted to fail.

Earlier in Beijing, while answering a question last week by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar regarding a joint news conference, Lijian during his regular press talks Views expressed.

At the news conference in Islamabad, Qureshi and Major General Iftikhar unveiled a dossier, containing “irrefutable evidence” of India’s sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan. Qureshi and Iftikhar said that India was trying to sabotage CPEC.

A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that any attempt to sabotage the CPEC flagship project would not succeed. “I have already given my response to this issue. Any attempt to sabotage CPEC will not succeed,” he said.

He reiterated that CPEC was an important and pioneering project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and was important not only for the general development of the two countries but also for regional connectivity and prosperity. “We believe that with the support of the international community, China and Pakistan can work together to ensure the success of CPEC,” he said.

At the news conference in Islamabad, Qureshi and the ISPR chief shared media handles along with video and audio clips, communicating with Indian handlers and terrorists with each other and Indian intelligence handlers instructing terrorists in Pakistan.

This week, Islamabad gave a briefing to the envoys of permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), including China, about specific evidence of Indian involvement in terrorism in the country.

The Foreign Office said, “The messengers were made aware of India’s involvement in planning, promoting, assisting, following, financing and executing terrorist activities in Pakistan.” ‚ÄúDossiers with irrefutable evidence‚Ķ handed over to them [envoys], “It added.

Lijian told in briefing in Beijing that China opposed all forms of terrorism and also opposed double standards on terrorism. “China calls on the international community, particularly regional countries, to cooperate in counter-terrorism and protect collective security,” he said. (With INPUT from APP)

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