Chinese Naval Base at Gwadar: China's Foreign Office official response
BEIJING, Jan 9 (APP):While refuting a media report that China was allegedly building a military base in Pakistan, a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Tuesday suggested that it was not necessary for the outside world to make too much guesses in this regard.
“I am not aware of which you mentioned,” Lu Kang said while responding to a question about alleged building of a Chinese military base in Pakistan, during his regular press briefing held here.
He said that building of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was an important part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and both China and Pakistan were also making efforts to build the CPEC which was in the common interest of people and the countries along the route.
“So, I don’t think it is necessary for outside world to make too much guesses in this regard,” he added. The spokesperson of Pakistan’s Foreign Office had already rejected such a report saying that there was no proposal of building any Chinese Military base near Gwadar.
“This is all propaganda against the development of CPEC and strengthening of relations between Pakistan and China,” he added.