ISLAMABAD  - Pakistani delegation, led by Aizaz A Chaudhry, Additional Foreign Secretary (UN & EC), held seventh round of Pakistan-China bilateral consultations in Beijing on Monday.
Chinese delegation was led by Qui Guohong, Director General for External Security Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the talks, China acknowledged Pakistan's contribution and sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. Either side expressed complete satisfaction at the ongoing bilateral cooperation in counterterrorism, and exchanged ideas on enhancing cooperation on the issue at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels.
The Chinese side appreciated the steps taken by Pakistan to ensure the safety and security of Chinese personnel and investment projects in Pakistan. In this regard, Pakistan assured China of its continued close cooperation. In addition to sharing views on existing national and regional challenges posed by terrorism, the two sides also discussed the evolving political situation in the region and its possible impact on counterterrorism operations in the post-2014 phase. Pakistan's Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid, also attended the meeting.
The leader of the Pakistani delegation meanwhile also met with Chinese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cheng Guoping, and congratulated China on successful transition in its leadership. Recalling their unique bilateral relationship, the two sides expressed their resolve to intensify and further deepen their existing cooperation on counterterrorism.
Pakistan and China hold regular and periodic consultations on Counterterrorism. The next round of consultations will be held in Islamabad during 2014.