Beijing, Jun 10 :  Backing Pakistan’s stand against US drone strike that killed Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, China today said the international community should respect sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan which has made “enormous efforts” to combat terrorism. “Pakistan has made enormous efforts to combat terrorism and support the Afghan reconciliation process. The international community should fully recognise that and respect Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. Also Read - 'Civil-War' Like Situation in Karachi After Clashes Between Sindh Police & Pakistan Army Over Kidnapping Rumours of Police Chief

He was responding to a question over Pakistan denouncing the US drone strike in Balochistan last month as violation of its sovereignty. Mansour, who was in his early 50s, and a Pakistani driver, Muhammad Azam, were killed on May 21 when US special forces targeted their vehicle in a drone strike in Noshki district of Balochistan. (ALSO READ: Jaish ban: India, US will work together even if China doesn’t come on board, says Expert) Also Read - FATF Plenary From Today: Pakistan Likely to Continue in 'Grey List' Over Inaction Against Terrorists Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed

“The Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US is aiming at creating positive conditions for the reconciliation of Afghanistan, and all relevant parties should make joint efforts to achieve this goal,” he said. Also Read - Captured Chinese Soldier Who Strayed Into Ladakh Handed Over by Indian Army