cpecnews news صفحۂ اول

Pakistan and China agree to strengthen pragmatic cooperation for more progress

  • May 24, 2019
Pakistan and China agree to strengthen pragmatic cooperation for more progress
Image caption Pakistan and China agree to strengthen pragmatic cooperation for more progress

BEIJING: China and Pakistan have agreed to enhance high-level exchanges and strengthen pragmatic cooperation for more progress in the bilateral relations in view of changing international situation, said Lu Knag, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.

“The two sides also agreed to jointly implement the consensus reached by our two leaders during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s attendance in the second Belt and Road Forum for the International Cooperation,” Lu Knag said.

He was responding to a question regarding a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting held in Bishkek on Wednesday.
He said the State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi ‘who is a good friend’ on the sidelines of their SCO foreign ministers meeting.

“Both sides believe that the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership is deepened in our Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation” he added.

He said: “Faced with the current international situation, the two countries agreed to enhance high-level exchanges and deepen our practical cooperation for more progress in their bilateral relations.”

The spokesperson said the two foreign ministers also discussed international cooperation on some important issues for example the counter-terrorism. “Both sides agreed to deepen our cooperation on bilateral and multilateral occasions,” he added.

He said both sides also discussed some other issues including the Afghan situation, the solution to this issue and reached many important consensuses in other areas.

According to a Chinese foreign ministry’s statement, Wang Yi during the meeting told his Pakistani counterpart that China-Pakistan all-weather strategic partnership had been deepened and promoted in the process of building the ‘Belt and Road’.

The two sides should jointly implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen high-level exchanges, deepen pragmatic cooperation, and promote China-Pakistan relations.

Wang Yi said the Chinese side appreciated Pakistan’s long-term efforts to combat terrorism. “It hopes and believes in that the Pakistani side will strengthen security work for Chinese personnel and institutions in Pakistan and safeguard the security of China-Pakistan cooperation.

He said Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan was willing to work with China to prepare for the next stage of high-level exchanges between the two countries, implement the results of the second ‘Belt and Road’ international cooperation summit forum, strengthen the cooperation between the two countries and promote new achievements in bilateral relations.

“The Pakistani side was fully consistent with the Chinese goal in combating terrorism and extremism. Both sides shared the same feelings and the same fate. The concern of the Chinese side was the concern of the Pakistani side.

“The Pakistani side would do its utmost to protect the security of Chinese citizens and institutions in Pakistan, and continue to strengthen bilateral anti-terrorism cooperation under the dual multilateral framework and safeguard the common interests of the two countries and regional peace and stability.”

The two sides also exchanged views on the Afghan issue and agreed to strengthen communication and coordination, jointly promote the early political settlement of the Afghan issue, and maintain regional peace and stability.

Archives

3 meetings in eight months of President Xi with PM Khan reflects high-level strategic partnership
PM Imran meets President Xi, says CPEC remains highest priority of the Pakistani government
Pakistan and China should expand CPEC with focus on industrial parks, agriculture and social welfare: President Xi
PM Imran, President Xi discuss entire gamut of bilateral relations, resolve to move forward with CPEC
Pakistan and China should evolve a strategy to counter negativity against CPEC
SCO playing a key role in promoting regional integration through CPEC
CPEC projects earmarked in PSDP 2019-20
Feasibility design of the 1.2 KM Hazara Motorway Abbottabad Interchange approved by Commissioner Hazara being prepared jointly by NHA and Chinese engineers
We reject the notion of trade war or new cold war with China, best of CPEC is yet to come: Mushahid
CPEC projects worth $27 billion have been completed or are nearing completion: Asad Umar
Government hopes to achieves 10m jobs through the second phase of CPEC
Government has addressed reservations regarding CPEC projects in Balochistan, construction work on the CPEC western route has begun: Qasim Suri
Social sector development under CPEC top priority of PM Imran Khan
Rashakai SEZ under CPEC a flagship to kick off industrialization
Pakistan on the forefront of war against terrorism, openly opposes terrorism: China
470 police personnel of special protection unit complete six month training for CPEC, RPO Rawalpindi says CPEC bears great significance for Pakistan
Recent visit of Vice President Wang to Pakistan a complete success: China
Government takes first step in establishing a 'CPEC Authority'
VP Wang's visit to Pakistan sends a strong message to the int'l community that Sino-Pak friendship is an exceptional one: Lijian Zhao
CPEC can help African countries gain access to wider Asian markets: Pakistan Envoy to African Union
Chinese Vice President's visit a manifestation of strong will existing on both sides: Chinese Media
660 MW CPHGC coal power plant's second unit connected to the national grid
Vice President's visit imparts impetus to further deepening of the time-tested friendship between Pakistan and China: FO
Punjab government to devise an effective strategy for CPEC: CM Punjab
Chinese VP visits Haier-Ruba Economic Zone as part of his visit to Lahore
Chinese VP and Punjab CM discuss CPEC and other matters of mutual interest
Four mega development projects in the fields of energy, technology and education launched under CPEC, various MoUs signed as part of Chinese VP's visit to Pakistan
Pakistan and China will continue to safeguard each other's interests: Chinese VP
Chinese VP to arrive in Islamabad today on a three-day visit
China and Pakistan will join hands in building closer community of shared future: Ambassador Yao Jing