ISLAMABAD, Pakistan : May 06 (PNS) – Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhoaxing assured Foreign Minister Khurshid M. Kasuri that terrorists will not succeed in their nefarious designs and that China will continue to work on the Gwadar project which is of vital importance for the development of the area.

He said this when Foreign Minster Khurshid M. Kasuri telephoned Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhoaxing, who is currently traveling with Prime Minster Wen Jiabao in Germany to convey his deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the three Chinese nationals who were killed and nine other engineers who were injured in the terrorist attack in Gwadar.

Foreign Minister Khurshid M. Kasuri told Foreign Minister Li Zhoaxing that strict measures were being taken to ensure the safety and security of Chinese nationals working in Pakistan and that the culprits of the attack will be apprehended and given severe punishment.

The two Foreign Minister underscored the point that China and Pakistan, as partners in the fight against terrorism, would strengthen their cooperation to eliminate extremism and terrorism. They also agreed that given the all weather nature of friendship between the two countries, those perpetrating such attacks were enemies of Pakistan. Availing of the opportunity the two Foreign Ministers exchanged views on other matters of mutual interest including the forthcoming meting of ACD in China in June which foreign Minister Kasuri will attend.

Source: The News