China reiterates to cement strategic ties with Pakistan

China reiterates to cement strategic ties with Pakistan

Pakistan and China have agreed to continue close cooperation in all areas particularly political, economic, trade, defense and strategic.

The understanding came at a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his Chinese Counterpart Li Keqiang at Sochi in Russia.The two sides expressed satisfaction on the overall level of engagement.

The Chinese Premier reiterated full commitment to the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries. He said that Pakistan's membership of SCO will further contribute to the regional peace, security, stability and development.

The Prime Minister congratulated Chinese Premier on the success of 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China and his re- election on the Political Bureau as well as of President Xi Jinping as party General Secretary. He reaffirmed Pakistan's traditional strong support to China on its core issues including 'One China Policy'.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held a meeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.Both leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional issues during the meeting.

On this occasion, they also expressed satisfaction over progress in bilateral relations and agreed to further promote cooperation in diverse fields.Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi stressed the need for multi-dimensional long-term partnership. He said that there is a great potential of partnership in oil sector. The Prime Minister apprised his Russian counterpart about situation in occupied Kashmir. Both leaders also agreed to continue efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.



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