The commercial counselor hoped that due to the proactive role of Pakistan High Commission London, the bilateral commercial relations would further strengthen in the time to come.
China Monday made it clear that it is opposed to the United States "finger pointing" at Pakistan and linking its all-weather ally with terrorism, insisting that the responsibility of combating terror outfits can not be placed on a particular country.
He was responding to a question on a White House official's remarks that China could play helpful role in convincing Pakistan that it was in its national interest to crackdown on terror safe havens. "We have stressed many times that Pakistan has made important sacrifices and contributions to the global anti-terrorism cause", Lu said.
With the Trump administration determined to eliminate terror safe havens in Pakistan, the U.S. is hoping that China will play a helpful role in convincing its close ally that it is in its national interest to crackdown on these sanctuaries, a senior White House official has said.
The tensions between Pakistan and the USA escalated after President Donald Trump, in new year message, said the country has only given "lies and deceit" in exchange of $ 33 billion aid in last 15 years.
He said cooperation between the two brotherly countries in the field of education and science and technology had increased manifold after the signing of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework. "It won't serve China's interests to have terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan", the senior administration official said on condition of anonymity.
"First and foremost, I would like to say that terrorism is the common enemy of the worldwide community".
"Actually, China is defending countries that have been making anti-terrorism efforts in a just and fair way".
Pakistan further said it will continue to work with the global community to ensure that internationally agreed standards on religious freedom are observed in the country and the broader region. "All countries shall enhance counter-terrorism cooperation and benefit from synergy while bearing in mind mutual respect and equality, rather than hurling accusations and pressurizing upon each other which works against the worldwide community cooperating effectively against terrorism", he said.