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Wang Yi Holds Emergency Telephone Talks at Request with Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan

2018-11-23

On the afternoon of November 23, 2018, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held emergency telephone talks at request with Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan.

Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed Wang Yi on the attack on the Chinese Consulate-General in Karachi just happened today and the preliminary investigation situation of the Pakistani side. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed that the Pakistani government and all sectors of society strongly condemned the violent attack of terrorists, and that the Pakistani government and people resolutely stand together with Chinese friends. The Pakistani side will conduct a thorough investigation into the attack, and guarantee that it will take all necessary measures and try its utmost efforts to eliminate terrorist forces. Given the distinctive and precious Pakistan-China friendship, the Pakistani side will protect the safety of Chinese friends in Pakistan just as protecting its own citizens.

Wang Yi said that Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi's emergency briefing mentioned above demonstrates the unbreakable friendship and mutual trust between the two countries. The Chinese side was shocked by the armed attack on the Chinese Consulate-General in Karachi, and strongly condemned this act of violence against diplomatic agencies. The Pakistani police took swift and decisive actions and protected the safety of personnel at the Chinese Consulate-General. The Chinese side expresses gratitude in this regard and sends deep condolences to the security personnel of the Pakistani side who were killed in the line of duty.

Wang Yi asked the Pakistani side to attach high importance this event and conduct a thorough investigation, so as to resolutely prevent similar cases from emerging again. Wang Yi stressed that any act attempting to undermine China-Pakistan friendship will not succeed, and the Pakistani side is also certainly capable of maintaining domestic security and stability.

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