Ambassador Yao Jing had a courtesy call on Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony of Pakistan on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 and both the sides had a good discussion on China-Pakistan relations including the CPEC cooperation and some specific projects in Pakistan. The Chinese Ambassador appreciated the efforts by the Pakistani Government to promote religious harmony, on which both the two sides had full consensus. The Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) issued a news item about the meeting on the same day and it has covered the meeting accurately. 📌 *Some local and international media, however, gave baseless and distorted reports about the meeting and this Embassy totally rejects them.*
The Embassy would like to avail this opportunity to reiterate that the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China enjoys social stability, sound economic development and harmonious coexistence among ethnic groups. Some measures are taken against separatism and terrorism for the sake of safeguarding China’s national security and protecting people's life and property.