Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls on PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday.

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Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Luo Zhaohui, China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and senior Chinese officials were also present at the meeting in Islamabad.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar and senior officials were also in attendance.

The Chinese delegation also met President Arif Alvi.

A day earlier, delegation-level talks between Pakistan and China were held between officials from the two countries discussed regional and bilateral matters.

An in-depth exchange of views on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations and regional matters, particularly the current situation in Indian occupied Kashmir were held between the both sides.

Afghan Peace Process was also discussed by the delegations.

Pakistan is grateful for China’s support in the aftermath of India’s illegal and unilateral actions, said FM Qureshi. Pakistan and China continue their close coordination and consultation to ensure that peace and stability in the region is maintained, he stressed.

Chinese State Councilor Yi reaffirmed China’s support and reiterated opposition to any unilateral action as well as the measures that could further complicate the situation.

Pakistan will continue to support China on all issues of its core interest, including Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong, assured FM Qureshi. He emphasised that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has added a new dimension to bilateral ties and contributed immensely to the revitalisation of Pakistan’s economy. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the timely completion of the projects, especially those in Gwadar.

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