ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chief of Mission of China in Pakistan Lijian Zhao Tuesday discussed bilateral relations, matters of mutual interests and projects related to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with former Interior Minister A Rehman Malik.
Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Rehman Malik told Zhao that both Pakistan and China were agreed to continue to work together for the development and progress of the two nations and regional peace, said a press release.
Senator A. Rehman Malik said that he and every Pakistani were proud of Sino-Pak friendship as China had always extended timely support to Pakistan in every difficult time. China and Pakistan have been together fighting against terrorists who are common enemy of Pakistan and China.
Senator A. Rehman Malik expressed his concerns on the growing influence of Daish through Afghanistan and said if timely actions were not taken by the international community, Daish can grow a bigger monster than Al-Qaeeda.
The International community now required working in full unity against these enemies of humanity who were responsible for disturbing regional peace, he added.
He said that Pakistan and China would take forward the CPEC project as it was in the interest of the both countries particularly and for betterment of the region in general. The Chinese workers and companies in Pakistan would be provided full safety and security, said Senator Rehman Malik.
Lijian Zhao Deputy Chief of Mission applauded and thanked Senator A. Rehman Malik for his firm support for promoting Sino-Pak friendship.
He said that China was always ready to stand with Pakistan in safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Senator A. Rehman Malik presented Lijian Zhao a booklet of his articles published in country leading newspapers which the deputy chief of mission highly appreciated.