Speaking to a delegation led by Chinese Foreign Security Commissioner Cheng Guoping, who met him on Thursday, Sharif emphasized the importance of China in Pakistan’s foreign policy and reiterated the government’s determination to deepen all-weather strategic ties.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, Sharif reaffirmed his government’s commitment to “fast-tracking” both ongoing and new projects under the transformative China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which has made significant contributions to socio-economic development. Development also realizes. ”
He said his government was committed to providing the highest level of protection and security to all Chinese institutions and citizens working on various projects in the country under the 60 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
He pledged to work with China with renewed vigor and enthusiasm, especially on projects of strategic importance to both countries, such as the ML-1 project, the statement said.
Prime Minister Sharif said that China-Pakistan relations are based on mutual trust, respect and cooperation and appreciated that the two countries have always stood by each other in tackling every challenge with solidarity and mutual support.
He also reiterated his strong condemnation of the Karachi terrorist attack, saying that the whole nation mourned the loss of precious lives and condolences to the families of the victims and the people of China.
Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s determination to conduct a thorough investigation into the Karachi attacks, arrest the perpetrators quickly and bring them to justice.
On April 26, three Chinese teachers and a Pakistani driver were killed in an explosion caused by a female suicide bomber wearing a burqa belonging to the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) inside a van belonging to the Confucius Institute at the prestigious University of Karachi.
Attack on Karachi University is the third terrorist attack on Chinese nationals on Pakistani soil in a year.
The statement said that Cheng, China’s foreign security commissioner, praised the steps taken by Pakistan to thoroughly investigate the terrorist attack and increase security and safety measures.
He stressed that terrorism is a common enemy of both Pakistan and China and that both sides have shared their determination to eradicate this threat.
Cheng added that the Pakistan-China partnership was a model of international relations and a pillar of stability at a time when the international situation was evolving.