China makes strong commitment towards positive economic development of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD/BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed his determination to continue helping Pakistan despite the economic slowdown.
A report of Pakistani state broadcaster said Xi Jinping, who recently secured a historic third term, met Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the Great Hall of People on Wednesday and assured that Beijing will continue to extend support to cash strapped nation for sustainable economic development and harness its potential as a geo economic hub.
During the meeting with top Pakistani leaders, President Xi further announced an additional assistance package of five hundred million RMB in post-flood relief and rehabilitation efforts.
The Chinese leader also discussed security issue with the Pakistani PM, expressing his concerns about the safety of Chinese nationals in Pakistan, hoping that Islamabad can provide a reliable and safe environment for Chinese institutions and personnel carrying out cooperation.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif thanked the Chinese President for invaluable assistance to Pakistan’s relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in the wake of the devastation caused by super floods in the country.
Both sides vowed for an all-weather strategic partnership that has withstood the test of time. It was noted that the two nations have stood firmly side by side, in realizing their shared vision of peace, stability, development, and prosperity.
Radio Pakistan also reported that PM Shehbaz and top Chinese leaders exchanged views on defense, trade and investment, agriculture, health, education, green energy, science and technology, and disaster preparedness.