Attempts to sabotage CPEC will be foiled, says China

Appreciates Pakistan's contribution to the international counter-terrorism cause.

By: News Desk      Published: 08:58 PM, 20 Nov, 2020
Attempts to sabotage CPEC will be foiled, says China

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao has said that attempts that aim to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor are doomed to fail.

Addressing a press conference on Friday, he said that China appreciated the positive contribution by Pakistan to the international counter-terrorism cause. He said that the Chinese government threw weight behind Pakistan in cracking down terrorist forces. Attempts that aim to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor are doomed to fail, said the spokesman.

Answering a query, Zhao said, “I responded to relevant questions previously. China opposes terrorism in all manifestations and any double standard on counter-terrorism. We call on the international community, especially regional countries, to carry out counter-terrorism cooperation and safeguard collective security. China appreciates Pakistan's contribution to the international counter-terrorism cause. We firmly support Pakistan's efforts to combat terrorist forces and safeguard national and regional peace and security.”

In a tweet the Chinese foreign ministry wrote, “China appreciates the positive contribution by Pakistan to the international counter-terrorism cause, firmly supports Pakistan in cracking down terrorist forces. Attempts that aim to sabotage #CPEC are doomed to fail.”

The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said, “CPEC is a major pioneering project of the Belt and Road Initiative. It is of great significance to not only the common development of China and Pakistan, but also regional connectivity and common prosperity. We are confident that with the support from the international community, China and Pakistan will ensure the smooth and successful building and running of CPEC. Meanwhile, we believe that any attempt to disrupt the building of CPEC would be foiled eventually.”