China will continue to support Pakistan on anti-terrorism by increasing joint military drills and stepping up intelligence cooperation. Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday, Xinhua reported on Thursday.
Combating terrorism remains a key priority for China and Pakistan in the wake of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden‘s death.
In response to reported military appeals from Pakistan, Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng spelled out Chinese stance.
Geng Yansheng, Spokesman of Defense Ministry said “Pakistan is an important country in South Asia and has made important contribution to international counter-terrorism efforts. We are willing to strengthen cooperation with Pakistan in areas such as joint training, and information and logistical support.”
China said on Tuesday it was unaware of Islamabad’s proposal to help build a naval base in Pakistan. Continue reading
RAHIM FAIEZ Published Monday, Apr. 18, 2011 6:26AM EDT
Kabul—An apparent Taliban infiltrator wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire Monday inside the Defence Ministry, killing at least two soldiers before he was gunned down in the third deadly breach of security in Afghanistan in less than a week.
The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying insurgents planned the attack to coincide with a visit of the French defence minister who they believed was inside the compound. French officials said the minister, Gerard Longuet, was not inside the ministry during the attack. Continue reading