BEIJING - Chinese government highly appreciated the support extended to it by members of the civil society in Pakistan and viewed it as reflection of their common position on almost all regional and international issues.

A senior officer of Chinese Foreign Ministry said here they have noticed the media's reports regarding the endorsement of China's stand on South China Sea by a section of people in Pakistan, including political parties.

In a formal chat with the visiting Pakistani media delegation, the officer said they highly value Pakistan's consistent support to China on its legitimate rights on its territorial matters. Pakistan is their most sincere and time-tested friend and the Pakistani people showed respect to Chinese position on South China Sea .

People of Pakistan always stood by China, and the same had been reciprocated by the Chinese side from time and time. "We shared common destiny," he added.