China defends Pakistan, says Islamabad was at frontlines of fight against terrorism

"China thinks that the international cooperation against terrorism should be enhanced and stepped up. The international community should give full recognition and affirmation to Pakistan's efforts in this regard," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 28, 2017 4:55 pm
india us, narendra modi, donald trump, modi trump, china india, china pakistan, pakistan, terrorism, pakistan terrorism, india china pakistan terrorism, indian express news, india news PM Modi said, “Eliminating terrorism is among the topmost priorities for us.” AP photo

A day after India and the US asked Pakistan to ensure that its soil was not used to launch cross-border terror strikes, China on Wednesday has defended its ‘all-weather’ ally, saying Islamabad was at the frontlines of the fight against terrorism. In a joint press briefing with President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Eliminating terrorism is among the topmost priorities for us. We talked about terrorism, extremism and radicalisation and agreed to cooperate on this. Fighting terrorism and doing away with the safe shelters, sanctuaries, and safe havens will be an important part of our cooperation. ”

In his response to the India-US joint statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said, “China thinks that the international cooperation against terrorism should be enhanced and stepped up. The international community should give full recognition and affirmation to Pakistan’s efforts in this regard.” Lu also responded to the statement in which India and the US had asked Islamabad to ensure that its soil is not used for cross-border terror. He said, “We have to say Pakistan stands at the frontlines of the international counter-terrorism fight and has been making efforts in this regard.”

Lu, while commenting on the Modi -Trump talks to improve Indo-US ties, said, “China is pleased over countries developing friendly cooperative relations. We think such relations play a positive and constructive role in upholding peace and stability in the region.”

The joint statement issued on Tuesday has also asked Pakistan to expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai, Pathankot, and other cross-border terrorist attacks. Earlier, the US State Department declared Syed Salahuddin, chief of Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, as a ‘global terrorist’. The State Department’s action has given a firm message against the terrorism.


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  1. Abhay Sandwar
    Jun 29, 2017 at 10:52 am
    Islamabad a front runner to fight against terrorism says china is a very fantastic and a nice compliments and funny joke of the year .No doubt opinion is opinion but a paradox.opinion can be changed for a better opinion
    1. A
      Jun 29, 2017 at 6:42 am
      What it looks in a decade or two, because of Chinese assertion and US denial to China for its expansion will lead to a conflict. Most likely, China will have support from Pakistan, Iran, several Arab countries. US will have support from most western countries, India, an, Korea, Australia, etc. Russia may stay away from the conflict in the beginning, but will eventually side with US. This will finally lead to the end of Chinese hegemony.
      1. Anjam Desi
        Jun 29, 2017 at 5:04 am
        China props up North Korea regime to bother an and South Korea. Here it props up Pakistan to bother India. There is a plus - it has significant portion of Indian media and communist parties to disseminate its agenda. Unless Indians get their act together and put a united front, we as a nation are doomed. Every time Modi goes abroad protests and hyperbole hits the media. The whole orchestra is to negate the work he does abroad to bring investments and jobs to India. Who benefits with weaker India? Congress, Pakistan and China. These guys are not going to feed your families. They are in this just for themselves.
        1. d
          Jun 29, 2017 at 4:13 am
          An eye opener for those who have any doubt about the true nature of how close are, all because of P'stan desire to destroy India
          1. N
            Jun 29, 2017 at 12:30 am
            China is a hypocratic country. It has joined the terror hub of wprld. In future it will understand that when some more territories would be exported frm pak and the weghores will hit the main cities of China theen thiet sleep will break. All chinese are by born hypocrats.
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