China reassures unwavering support to Pakistan

China reassures unwavering support to Pakistan

BEIJING - China has assured its unwavering support to Pakistan's sovereignty, territorial integrity and socio-economic development.

The assurance was extended by Vice President Wang Qishan while talking to Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who called on him in Beijing on Tuesday.

Reaffirming the time-tested and all weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China, Vice President expressed satisfaction at the upward trajectory of bilateral ties since the visit of the Prime Minister to China in November last year.

The Foreign Minister thanked the Vice President for China's steadfast support to Pakistan. He briefed Vice President on the recent developments in the region and thanked China for playing an important role in easing of tensions.

The Foreign Minister apprised the Vice President on progress in development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Both sides agreed that smooth implementation of CPEC will greatly contribute to socio-economic development of Pakistan.

Foreign Minister also conveyed greetings of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Vice President Wang Qishan. He said Prime Minister of Pakistan is looking forward to visit them next month to attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also held strategic talks with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in Beijing today.

Both sides discussed different issues of bilateral concern with specific focus on law and order situation in the region.

They also exchanged views on Afghan peace and reconciliation process and agreed to continue their joint efforts for restoration of peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said China has made commendable efforts for deescalating tension and restoring peace in the region.

He said we are thankful to the government and people of China for standing by Pakistan in critical situation.

He said Pakistan wants peace and stability in the region.

For his part, the Chinese Foreign Minister said Pakistan has made commendable efforts to ease tension and establish peace in the region.

Meanwhile, talking to Minister International Department for Communist Party of China Song Tao in Beijing, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi has emphasized on further strengthening of ties between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Communist Party of China.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said party level exchanges to enhance bilateral relations.

He said all the political parties of Pakistan are on the same page regarding China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The two sides agreed to enhance party level exchanges in future.