Pakistan refutes malicious news of Gwadar Port turning into Chinese military base

Pakistan refutes malicious news of Gwadar Port turning into Chinese military base
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Faisal in his weekly press briefing has said neither any proposal was received nor was under consideration regarding a Chinese military base in Gwadar.

He said this is just fallacious propaganda against China Pakistan Economic Corridor and the development of Pakistan.

To a question about US President Donald Trump`s Pakistan policy, the Spokesperson said the matter is with the highest forum that is Cabinet`s National Security Committee.

To a question about Afghan refugees, Dr Faisal said Pakistan has extended unprecedented support to the Afghan refugees.

He said trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan has witnessed phenomenal increase last year with Pakistan's export to that country increasing by nine percent.

He said we are also engaged with Afghanistan for early convening of Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Cooperation Authority.

To a question about tension in Korean peninsula, the Spokesperson said Pakistan shares concerns with international community and maintains that all concerned parties fulfill their obligations and follow policy of peace and reconciliation.

He said we encourage the relevant parties to resume meaningful dialogue.

To a question regarding tensions in Iran, Dr Muhammad Faisal said that is Iran`s internal matter and we are confident that Government of Iran will handle it adequately.

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