Monday Dec 11, 2017
BEIJING: China on Monday stated that it believes Pakistan will continue to ensure security for the smooth running of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) construction.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said CPEC is a major cooperation project for the two countries. “It (CPEC) has widespread support in the two countries and it will promote prosperity and stability of China, Pakistan and the countries in the region.”
He further said: “China commends that Pakistan attaches high importance to this issue and has been taking necessary measures to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens and institutions. China believes they will continue to do so to ensure smooth running of CPEC construction”
A few days ago, the Chinese embassy in Islamabad cautioned it citizens and organizations to increase security awareness, reduce trips outside as much as possible, and avoid crowded public spaces