Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on November 27, 2018
At the invitation of the Mexican government, President Xi Jinping's Special Envoy and Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Shen Yueyue will travel to Mexico City for the power hand-over ceremony of the Mexican President on December 1.
Mexico is a major country in the Latin American region as well as an important emerging market. China and Mexico are comprehensive strategic partners which enjoy frequent high-level exchanges and strong political mutual trust. We have continuously advanced practical cooperation across the board and maintained in-depth communication on international and regional affairs.
President Xi Jinping sending a Special Envoy to attend the presidency handover ceremony in Mexico demonstrates the great importance China attaches to its ties with Mexico. China looks forward to making joint efforts with the new Mexican government to build on the past achievements to promote the steady and all-round development of bilateral ties, deliver greater benefits to the two countries and two peoples and inject more positive energy into the international community.
Q: Last Friday, you told us some preliminary information right after the Chinese Consulate-General in Karachi was attacked. Could you give us any updates? What does the Chinese side think of the nature of this incident? What is your comment on Pakistan's response?
A: According to the investigation and notification of the Pakistani side, the attack on the Chinese Consulate-General in Karachi on November 23 is a terrorist attack, which killed two Pakistani police officers and injured one security guard. Two civilians were also killed and all the three militants were shot dead.
After the incident happened, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan sent a message of condolences to the Chinese Consul General by phone. Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi had an emergent telephone conversation with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, during which he informed the Chinese side of the relevant situation and condemns the terrorist act. The Governor and the Chief Minister of Sindh Province, together with the senior officials of the Pakistani military police, visited the Consulate General to express condolences. The Pakistani people from various sectors have expressed sympathy to the Chinese side through different channels. The Pakistani side said that they will do their utmost to solve the case, firmly crack down on the organization who is responsible for the attack and redouble their efforts to ensure the safety of the Chinese institutions and the Chinese citizens in Pakistan and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The UN Security Council has also issued a chairman's press statement to condemn the attack in strongest terms.
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