FM’s Visit to China


Foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is now on his official visit to China after the conclusion of his successful visit to the USA. The Foreign Minister visited Guangzhou on May 21-22 at the invitation of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. It was his first official bilateral visit after assuming the office of the foreign minister of Pakistan. The visit coincided with the 71st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Pakistan. During his visit, foreign minister Bilawal held in-depth discussions with his counterpart on the entire gamut of bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of shared interest. The talks were conducted in a warm and friendly atmosphere, in line with the finest tradition of mutual trust and cooperation between the two countries. As All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partners, China and Pakistan share ironclad mutual trust and friendship, which is a source of peace, stability, and prosperity for the region and beyond. The two sides noted with satisfaction the steady growth of economic cooperation between China and Pakistan. In this context, they agreed that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has effectively improved Pakistan’s infrastructure and boosted its socio-economic development. Both sides expressed firm resolve to synergizing development strategies, pushing forward all CPEC projects in a safe, smooth, and high-quality manner, promoting cooperation in areas such as economy and trade, investment, industry, agriculture, health, and science and technology, contributing to the peoples’ well-being and delivering greater benefits to local communities. Meanwhile, both sides also agreed on stronger collaboration in the services sector and skill development in the areas of tourism, education, financial and information technology sectors. They also discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan, because the peace and stability in Afghanistan is vital for regional development and prosperity.

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