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Pakistan at forefront of fighting terrorism, world should fully recognize its contributions: China


China on Thursday reiterated that Pakistan is atthe forefront of fighting terrorism, and for many years has been making positive effortsand great sacrifices on counter-terrorism.
As we have said many times, Pakistan is at the forefront of fightingterrorism, and for many years has been making positive efforts and great sacrifices oncounter-terrorism, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Hua Chunying said during herregular press briefing.
The spokesperson said the international community should acknowledge andfully recognize its contributions.
Hua said that China is willing to work with Pakistan and other countriesto enhance cooperation on counter-terrorism and protect regional security and stability.
Responding to a question about use of China’s influence for arrest ofterrorists allegedly based in Pakistan, she said, “We have taken note of the concerns ofthe Indian side on counter-terrorism issues of Pakistan, but I don’t believe that it shouldfeature prominently during the Xiamen Summit,” she added.
Regarding possibility of a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinpingand Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during BRICS summit, she replied that it isroutine to arrange bilateral meetings during multilateral conferences, adding, as a hostcountry, China will make proper arrangements when time is allowed.
She said, yesterday, the Chinese foreign minister elaborated thearrangements and envisioned the outcomes for the Xiamen Summit at the press briefingon the BRICS Xiamen Summit.
We would like to work with all parties, follow the theme of “strongerpartnership for brighter future”, and focus on making new breakthroughs in the BRICSeconomic practical cooperation, moving forward political and security cooperation, andforging new pillars of people-to-people and cultural cooperation, so that a new landscapewill be formed where the three wheels of political, economic and people-to-people and cultural cooperation can work in synergy and lay a solid foundation for deepening theBRICS partnership, she added.

Regarding attacks by extremists on many police outposts and one militarybase in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, causing heavy casualties, she said, Chinacondemns these violent attacks in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.
We want to express our condolences to the innocent victims andsympathies to the innocent injured and the bereaved families, she added.
Hua said as a friendly neighbor, China supports Myanmar’s efforts inmaintaining peace and stability in the Rakhine state and sincerely wishes that Myanmarcould maintain social stability, ethnic solidary and economic development.

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