China has commended Pakistan for attaching high importance to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project and taking necessary measures to ensure safety of Chinese citizens and institutions in the country.

The remarks came from Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Lu Kang during a regular press briefing in Beijing.

The spokesperson said the CPEC is a major cooperation project for the two countries in the alignment of their development strategies.

He said the CPEC is a flagship project of belt and road initiative which has widespread support in both countries.

Lu Kang said the corridor will promote prosperity and stability of China, Pakistan and the countries in the region.