Pakistan-China reaffirm commitment to further uplift bilateral relations

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State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi met Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 48th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers.

The Prime Minister warmly welcomed State Councilor Wang Yi to Pakistan and conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the loss of precious lives in a crash of China Eastern flight on Monday.

They discussed the current trajectory of Pakistan-China bilateral ties and the evolving regional and international scenario.

The Prime Minister said the ongoing second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor would reinforce Pakistan’s efforts for economic development with enhanced cooperation in areas such as industrial development, agriculture, and IT.

He also welcomed Chinese investors to benefit from attractive opportunities in Pakistan.

The two sides discussed the situation in Ukraine and reiterated the need for a solution through sustained dialogue and diplomacy.

Prime Minister briefed the Chinese dignitary on India’s egregious human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and its irresponsible behavior that is an impediment to regional peace and security.

He also apprised Wang Yi of the so-called “accidental” firing of a missile from India into Pakistan’s territory and underlined Pakistan’s call for a joint probe, and the need to ensure that it does not occur again.

The Prime Minister emphasized that both countries must continue deeper engagement to promote peace, and stability in Afghanistan and avert a humanitarian crisis there.

The Chinese State Councilor conveyed the most cordial greetings of President Xi Jinping and Premier Le Keqiang and reaffirmed the centrality of Pak-China all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.

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