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China vows support for Pakistan's efforts in war against terrorism

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 08, 2017, 05.27 AM (IST)

In a joint address with Pakistan's foreign minister Khwaja Asif, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has reiterated Beijing's continuing support for Pakistan's fight against terrorism.

Yi asserted that China recognises Pakistan's efforts in countering terrorism.

He said that China will continue to support the development process in Pakistan.

Khwaja Asif thanked China for its support and affirmed Pakistan's support for China's ambitious "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor" project.

The statement by the Chinese foreign minister comes days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China's President Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Xiamen.

The Xiamen declaration expressed concern over violence in the region caused by groups like Taliban, ISIS and also terrorist organisations including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.

The mention of Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba in the joint declaration signed off by China was considered a diplomatic triumph for India.

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