ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan on Wednesday informed China during the fourth Joint Working Group meeting on security and safety of Chinese nationals working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects, that the SOPs review committee on security protocol of Chinese nationals had been constituted. 

The fourth Joint Working Group meeting on security and safety of Chinese working on the CPEC projects was held here on Wednesday.

Cao Xiaolin, deputy director-general of the Department of External Security Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, headed the Chinese delegation, while Pakistani delegation was headed by Ministry of Interior Additional Secretary Farah Hamid Khan. Traditionally, the Joint Working Group on security and safety of Chinese working on CPEC projects are hosted by Pakistan and China alternatively, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior.

In the meeting, additional secretary interior reiterated the strong resolve of the Government of Pakistan to provide foolproof security to Chinese nationals working on the CPEC projects.

The Chinese delegation was also apprised of the comprehensive security framework encompassing the active participation of armed forces, civil armed forces and law enforcement agencies.

The officials of the Ministry of Interior also stated in the meeting that the SOPs review committee on security protocol for protection of Chinese working on the CPEC projects has been constituted. 

The Chinese delegation was also informed that on the directions of Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, meetings with the officials from the CPEC contractors were being held monthly in order to identify and discuss issues relating to workplace and implementation of SOPs.

In his remarks, Cao Xiaolin , deputy director general of the Department of External Security Affairs appreciated the measures put in place by Pakistan for the CPEC security, and expressed the hope  that Pakistan’s security model for the CPEC projects could be a role model for One Belt, One Road projects for other countries.