Friday, 19 January, 2018

China and Pakistan team up for swipe at Trump's Afghanistan plans

The writer is a PhD candidate and the Director of South Asia Study Group at the University of Sydney. He tweets @HNadim87 The writer is a PhD candidate and the Director of South Asia Study Group at the University of Sydney. He tweets @HNadim87
Christy Curtis | 09 September, 2017, 12:56

As global pressure escalated on Pakistan to act against terror groups following a BRICS declaration, Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has admitted that outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) are operating from their soil.

The security cooperation agreement was reached when Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party Central Committee, met visiting Pakistani foreign minister Khawaja Asif and Pakistani National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua yesterday in Beijing.

Asif has admitted that Pakistan will continue to face "embarrassment" if terror groups are not reined in, but he insisted that Islamabad enforced the law against all terrorists in the country. "In comparison, some countries need to give Pakistan the full credit that it deserves", he said.

He also thanked Beijing for its role in hosting a trilateral Afghanistan-China-Pakistan foreign ministers' forum, which is expected to take place before the end of this year.

"The worldwide community should recognise that. and give Pakistan the full credit it deserves", he added. India, on its part, has always been critical of its neighbour's handling of terrorism on its soil. China will also focus on resolving the ongoing war with the Taliban that has affected governments in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"The government and people of Pakistan made huge efforts and sacrifice in the fight against terrorism and such efforts and sacrifice are there for everyone to see". "No one knows Pakistan and understands Pakistan better than China", he said.

Amidst an escalating pressure on Pakistan from the United States to cooperate with the war against terrorism, the foreign ministers of China and Pakistan appeared at a joint press conference in Beijing on Friday.

China has invested heavily in Pakistan and is building a $50 billion economic corridor, which is key to its ambitious Belt and Road project. But some members of the Indian elite oppose China's relations with Pakistan.

Pakistan is set to usher in a series of agreements with China during the trip, highlighting Islamabad's hopes that Beijing will help it through economic and diplomatic troubles. This was why India signed the Logistics Exchange Memoranda of Agreement (LEMOA) pact with the U.S., which gave the USA access to Indian naval facilities, the Chinese responded by selling the Pakistani Navy eight diesel-electric attack submarines created to hamper the Indian Navy's attempts at blockading Karachi in times of war.

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