China on Thursday reiterated its plea to the world to recognise Pakistan’s contribution and sacrifices combating terrorism.
“Pakistan is at the forefront of fighting terrorism, and for many years has been making positive efforts and great sacrifices on counter-terrorism,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying at a regular news briefing.
The international community should acknowledge and fully recognise its contributions, she asserted.
China is willing to work with Pakistan and other countries to enhance cooperation on counter-terrorism and protect regional security and stability.
“We have taken note of the concerns of the Indian side on counter-terrorism issues of Pakistan, but I don’t believe that it should feature prominently during the Xiamen Summit, going to take place on September 3,” Hua Chunying added.
She recalled that the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has already elaborated the arrangements and envisioned the outcomes for the Xiamen Summit at the press briefing on the BRICS Xiamen Summit.
“We would like to work with all parties, follow the theme of ‘stronger partnership for brighter future’, and focus on making new breakthroughs in the BRICS economic practical cooperation, moving forward political and security cooperation, and forging new pillars of people-to-people and cultural cooperation, so that a new landscape will be formed, where the three wheels of political, economic and people-to-people and cultural cooperation can work in synergy, laying a solid foundation for deepening the BRICS partnership,” she concluded.