China opposes linking terrorism with any country



Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that China opposes linking terrorism with any country and doesn’t agree to place the responsibility of tackling terrorism with a specific country.

In a press briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said, “terrorism is a common enemy of the international community,” adding that cracking down on the causes of terrorism requires joint efforts from the international community.

Responding to a question regarding a White House official’s statement that China could play a role in convincing Pakistan for dismantling terrorist safe-havens, he said Washington is seeking to work with Beijing and other regional players to weigh on Islamabad to act on whatever President Trump has said recently.

Lu Kang state: “As we stressed many times that Pakistan has made important sacrifices and contributions to the global anti-terrorism cause and countries should strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation on the basis of mutual respect instead of finger pointing at each other.”

He further said that it is not conducive to the global counter-terrorism efforts [to blame others]. Actually, China is defending the countries that have been making anti-terrorism efforts in a just and fair way, he added.

China also welcomes all the global joint efforts in terms of counter-terrorism on the basis of mutual trust and mutual respect, he stated further.