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Chinese premier praises Pakistan's terror fight

world Updated: Dec 19, 2010 13:56 IST
Wen Jiabao

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says Pakistan's sacrifices in the global fight against terrorism should be recognized and respected by the international community.

Wen made the comments in an address to Pakistan's National Assembly on Sunday, the final day of a state visit that mainly focused on trade and business ties.

Wen said Pakistan was at the forefront of the fight against terrorism and that it made "big sacrifices and important contributions."

He said the fight should not focus on specific religions, but rather on eradicating the "root factors" breeding terrorism. Pakistan's tribal regions are home to thousands of militants staging or supporting attacks both at home and on American troops in neighboring Afghanistan.