Islamabad: Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has called upon the international community to acknowledge the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the war on terror and the role it played against terrorists, and for peace in the region.
"The world should realise its role and the sacrifices it made in the war on terror," the Daily Times quoted Jiechi, as saying.
Jiechi, who arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit to hold talks with Pakistani civil and military leaderships on regional peace, security and bilateral ties, was addressing a joint press conference along with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.
Jiechi said Pakistan has been playing a positive role for peace and stability in the region.
In the backdrop of current international scenario, he said, China would support Pakistan in safeguarding its sovereignty, territorial integrity, honour and economic interest.
He also praised Pakistan’s policy of having friendly relations with all the neighbouring countries and beyond.
Jiechi also met President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani.
Zardari, during his meeting with Jiechi, emphasised upon the need for fast-track implementation of Pakistan-China agreed projects in areas of energy, mining, infrastructure, IT, communication and agriculture, for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
He also proposed establishment of trans-border economic zones for shared development and prosperity of Gilgit-Baltistan and western regions of China.