Pak-China sign 51 pacts, vow to continue fight against terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China signed 51 agreements on Monday during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s historic visit to the country.
“We have resolved to continue to cooperate to fight against terrorism,” PM Nawaz said, while addressing the media and top diplomats in Islamabad. “I have assured Xi, China’s security is as important to us as Pakistan’s security,” he added.
Nawaz said that the two countries have decided to increase regional and economic cooperation and signed 51 agreements in this regard. “Friendship with China is the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.” “We have taken a momentous decision that will raise Pakistan, China relations to new heights,” Nawaz said, referring to the agreements signed.
Nawaz added, “We have agreed to make coordinated efforts for peace and economic growth in the regions.” Regarding the economic corridor, the premier said, “The economic corridor will benefit all provinces and areas of Pakistan.”“It will enable China to create a shorter and cheaper route for trade with other countries,” he added.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chinese president said, “We held very fruitful talks and signed agreements.” The Chinese president appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to eliminate terrorism and welcomed Pakistan’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.