China News Service, Beijing, February 6th (Reporter Huang Yuqin and Li Jingze) Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning presided over a regular press conference on the 6th.

  A reporter asked: On February 5, former Pakistani President Musharraf passed away due to illness. What is China's comment on this?

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning.

Photo by Xue Wei

  Mao Ning: Former President Musharraf was an old friend of the Chinese people and made important contributions to the development of China-Pakistan relations. We express our deep condolences for the passing of Mr. Musharraf and sincere condolences to his family.

  China is willing to work with Pakistan to continue to carry forward the "hardcore" friendship between China and Pakistan, deepen the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, and promote the building of a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era.