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China praises Pakistani security forces for foiling Gwadar hotel attack

BEIJING: China has praised Pakistan’s security forces for their quick response to neutralise the terrorists who attacked a five-star hotel in Gwadar and ensuring the safety of the Chinese personnel there.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang while addressing a press briefing said China strongly condemns the terrorist attack targeted at the hotel.

“We’d like to express condolences to Pakistani personnel who lost their lives in the attack, and convey sympathy to the bereaved families and the injured.”

Geng further said China appreciates the timely measures taken by Pakistani security forces to deal with the terrorists, which have effectively safeguarded Gwadar’s security and stability as well as the safety of Chinese personnel and institutions stationed there.

“We will continue to firmly support Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism and believe that the Pakistani government and military have the capacity to maintain national security and stability,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesman said that Prime Minister Imran Khan also condemned the attack saying that it is an attempt to undermine Pakistan’s economic prosperity and stressed that his country would not allow terrorist plots to succeed.”

He added that China has always supported Pakistan’s national development, and “we will continue to support Pakistan’s economic and social development and the improvement of people’s livelihoods.”

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