Xi Holds Talks With Pakistani President To Deepen Ties Amid Fight Against COVID-19

Xi Holds Talks With Pakistani President To Deepen Ties Amid Fight Against COVID-19

BEIJING, Mar 18 (NNN-XINHUA) – Chinese President, Xi Jinping, held talks here on Tuesday with visiting Pakistani President, Arif Alvi.

“At present, the Chinese government and Chinese people are working hard to score an all-around victory against the COVID-19,” Xi said.

Xi praised Pakistan’s support for China, noting that at the beginning of the epidemic, President Alvi wrote him a letter to convey consolation, and Alvi’s latest trip marks his firm support. Pakistan also offered everything within their capabilities to provide China with anti-epidemic materials.

“China is deeply grateful for Pakistan’s support. Facts have proved once again that China and Pakistan are true friends, who share weal and woe and good brothers, who share each other’s joys and sorrows. The special friendship is a historical choice, and is deeply rooted in the hearts of the two peoples,” said Xi.

“China is willing to make more contributions to preventing the spread of the epidemic worldwide, and will continue to provide support and assistance to Pakistan,” said Xi, adding that, China always adheres to the concept of building a community with a shared future for humanity.

“No matter how the international situation changes, China will always stand firm with Pakistan, and is committed to deepening the ironclad China-Pakistan friendship, so as to make China-Pakistan relations a model for building a community with a shared future for humanity, and better benefit the two peoples,” Xi said.

Xi said China will continue to support Pakistan in maintaining national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and support Pakistan in pursuing a development path that fits its national conditions.

“China is willing to continue to provide support to Pakistan in controlling the locust plague,” Xi added.

Alvi said that under the strong leadership of President Xi, China has achieved significant positive results in the fight against the epidemic, to which he expressed sincere congratulations on behalf of the Pakistani government and people.

The more difficulties there are, the more the friendship and solidarity between Pakistan and China can be displayed, said Alvi, noting the Pakistani side thanks China for its assistance and will stand with China to overcome current difficulties.

After the talks, the two heads of state witnessed the signing of multiple bilateral cooperation documents.

The two countries also issued a joint statement on deepening the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.– NNN-XINHUA


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