Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun visited Pakistan from 5th to 7th December on the invitation of Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

During the three-day visit State Councilor Guo Shengkun called on President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and conveyed cordial greetings and good wishes from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to them.

Describing the Pakistan-China friendship as deeply rooted and unbreakable, the Chinese minister said that China has always attached the highest importance to its relationship with Pakistan. He said China is ready to work with Pakistan to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, steadily promote the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and continuously enhance the Pakistan-China Strategic Cooperative Partnership.

President Mamnoon Hussain and the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif emphasised that relations with China remained the cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy. The CPEC is a landmark project in the development of the two countries’ bilateral relations, which are vital for regional security and stability.

Pakistan and China would work together to strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism, combating drug trafficking, border management and law enforcement. Both sides also agreed to accelerate progress on the CPEC and other ongoing economic projects.

During his visit, State Councilor Guo Shengkun also held detailed talks with the Minister for Interior. He also met Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chief Minister of Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, and Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.

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