ISLAMABAD (AP) - China's top security official is visiting Pakistan for talks focusing on increased cooperation against Chinese militants who have found sanctuary in the northwest of the country.
Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu's visit Monday also comes
at a time of intense strain between Islamabad and Washington.
Pakistani officials have been talking up their country's
relationship with China, with some commentators saying it could one
day replace the U.S. as Islamabad's main foreign benefactor.
Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Sunday that
Pakistan had killed several Chinese militants in the northwest and
He also said Jianzhu's visit shows China "always stands with us
in difficult times."