(2018-09-26) Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi on the sidelines of United National General Assembly session in New York. During the meeting the two leaders had an in-depth exchange of views on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations between Pakistan and China. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan-China friendship has deep cultural, historical and institutional linkages. Underscoring the importance of CPEC as a flagship project of BRI, the Foreign Minister noted that CPEC has added a new dimension and depth to bilateral relations between Pakistan and China. He emphasized that CPEC carries immense significance for Pakistan and shall remain a top priority for the government of Pakistan. He assured Foreign Minister Wang Yi that the new government of Pakistan will make strenuous efforts to take this bilateral strategic partnership to new heights. The Foreign Minister also said, Prime Minister Imran Khan was looking forward to his visit China, for what would be his first formal official visit since assuming office.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed satisfaction at the robust momentum of the all weather strategic relationship and discussed the prospects for further expanding and strengthening cooperation in all areas of mutual interest. He said the Chinese leadership was looking forward to the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The two Foreign Ministers also discussed the regional situation and the prevailing strategic environment in South Asia. Both sides noted with satisfaction their close cooperation at the multilateral fora and agreed to further augment this cooperation.
The two sides resolved to further enhance their bilateral cooperation on all political, economic and cultural and security issues.
25 September 2018