ISLAMABAD, Sept 8 (NNN-XINHUA) – Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, here on Saturday, met with Pakistani Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Wang, during the meeting, told Qureshi that China-Pakistan relations will further be strengthened in spite of the complex and changing regional and international situation.
He said that China will continue to staunchly support Pakistan, in its efforts to safeguard sovereignty and territorial integrity, to maintain domestic stability in a bid to boost economic development and to play a bigger constructive role in international affairs.
Wang also said China is willing to enhance strategic communication with Pakistan, to boost cooperation in every sector, in particular, to fasten the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Chinese state councillor pointed out that the two countries should deepen the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, to build a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future and to make new contribution to regional peace and stability.
Qureshi, during the meeting, congratulates China on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The Pakistani foreign minister said, his country supports the construction of the CPEC, highly appreciating the huge benefits brought by the project.
Pakistan is keen to boost construction of other crucial projects including the Gwadar Port, he said.
Pakistan welcomes more investment of Chinese enterprises and will take effective measures to help Chinese companies tackle difficulties and safeguard their security, said the Pakistani official.
He said Pakistan welcomes China to play a constructive role in maintaining peace and stability in South Asia, will strengthen coordination and cooperation with China in regional and international affairs and will continue to firmly support China in safeguarding its core interest.– NNN-XINHUA