China throws full weight behind Pakistan, backs it's counter terrorism war

China throws full weight behind Pakistan, backs it's counter terrorism war

BEIJING: China has reaffirmed its continuing and firm support to Pakistan in the war against terrorism, as the two countries agreed that the solution to the Afghan conflict has to be fundamentally political and that there is no military solution to the issue.

Addressing a joint press conference with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi emphasised that China fully backs Pakistan in its fight against terrorism and supports its neighbour in safeguarding its sovereignty.

“The relationship between China and Pakistan remain rock firm and unbreakable,” Wang Yi said, adding that China will continue to play its role in Pakistan’s progress and development.

The Chinese official said the international community should recognise Pakistan’s efforts to eliminate terrorism.

“When it comes to the issue of counterterrorism, Pakistan has done its best with a clear conscience. In comparison, some countries need to give Pakistan the full credit that it deserves.”

Stressing the need to intensity trilateral cooperation between Afghanistan, Pakistan and China, Wang Yi said his country stands ready to support the improvement of relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“We reaffirmed that only the advancement of the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process is the viable way out to address the Afghan issue,” he said, adding that peace in Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan, China and the entire region.