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China, UN strongly condemn Quetta terrorist attack, supports Pakistan’s counter terrorism efforts

While expressing condolences for the victims of the recent Quetta blast, China and the UN extend their full support to Pakistan's counter-terrorism efforts.

China on Thursday strongly condemned the terror attack on a hotel in Quetta and vowed to firmly continue supporting Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts, and jointly maintain and promote regional security and stability.

“China strongly condemns terrorist attack in Quetta, expresses its condolences to the victims and extends its sympathy to the injured,” Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman Wang Wenbin said during his briefing here.

He said Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong was leading a delegation to visit the region on the same day. However, the Chinese delegation was not in the hotel when the attack occurred.

Wang said no Chinese citizens had been reported killed or injured in the attack so far.

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He said, ”China will continue to firmly support Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts, jointly maintain and promote regional security and stability, and ensure the safety of Chinese personnel and institutions in Pakistan.”

UN chief reiterates solidarity with Pakistan

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Quetta where a powerful bomb blast in Serena Hotel’s parking lot left five people dead and 12 others injured, and reaffirmed U.N.’s solidarity with Pakistan.

“He conveys his condolences to the families, to the people, and the Government of Pakistan,” the Secretary-General’s Spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said in a statement he made at the regular news briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.

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The UN chief, he said, supports the Pakistani government’s efforts to address terrorism.

The president of the UN General Assembly, Volcan Bozkir also condemned the attack and expressed condolences with the families of the victims.

Courtesy: APP