Pakistan and China express strong resolve to enhance mutual cooperation for development and security.

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Islamabad, Pakistan and China reiterated their strong resolve to further enhance the existing excellent cooperation between the countries in a meeting held between Mr Sarfraz Ahmad Bugti Federal Minster for Interior and his Chinese counterpart Mr Wang Xiao Hong Member of the Secretariat of CPC Central Committee, State Councillor and Minister for Public Security.

The two ministers held a bilateral meeting in Lianyungang City on the occasion of Global Public Security Cooperation Forum 2023.

Federal Interior Minister, while responding to welcome remarks by the host minister, thanked the Chinese government for their warm welcome and hospitality to Pakistan’s delegation. Mr. Bugti further said that China is 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. Mr. Sarfraz Bugti briefed the host minister about various steps undertaken by Pakistan to ensure the foolproof security of Chinese in Pakistan who are working on various projects for a better future of people of Pakistan. The Chinese Minister 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. Mr Sarfraz Bugti thanked the Chinese counterparts for their understanding of challenges and assistance in overcoming these challenges.