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Any scheme to sabotage CPEC won’t succeed: Zhao Lijian

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BEIJING, Nov 21 (DNA): China has reaffirmed its support to Pakistan in fighting terrorist forces and stressed that any scheme to sabotage the building of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) flagship project
linking the two countries will not succeed.

“I have already made my response to this issue. No attempt to sabotage
the CPEC will succeed,” Zhao Lijian made these remarks during his
briefing while answering a question about the Foreign Minister and
Director General, ISPR joint briefing wherein they accused India of
supporting terrorist forces and sabotaging CPEC.

He said that China opposes all forms of terrorism and also opposes
double standard on counter terrorism. “China calls on the international
community, the regional countries in particular to carry out counter
terrorism cooperation and safeguard collective security,”he added.

While commending Pakistan on its positive contribution to global counter
terrorism cause, he said that the Chinese side firmly supports
Pakistan’s efforts in countering terrorism, safeguarding its country and
regional peace and security.

He reiterated that the CPEC is an important and pioneering project of
the Belt and Road Initiative and it is not only important for common
development of the two countries but also for regional connectivity and
prosperity.

“We are confident that with support of the international community,
China and Pakistan can work together to ensure the success of the CPEC,”
he said.

Recently Pakistan shared a dossier with the international community
which has incriminating evidence of India harboring, training and
financing terrorist networks that not only seek to destabilize Pakistan
but also the disruption of the CPEC. DNA

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