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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Mr. Yang Jiechi, Member of Politburo and Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, today.

They had an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relations and regional and global issues. Mr. Yang Jiechi appreciated Pakistan’s role in combating terrorism and its efforts for regional peace, especially in South Asia. He also appreciated Pakistan’s support for reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction over the deliberations in the first Strategic Dialogue between Pakistan and China, reflecting complete convergence of views on issues of mutual interest. He appreciated Chinese consistent support for Pakistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. He expressed Pakistan’s commitment to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which was contributing to Pakistan’s economic development and prosperity.

Mr. Yang Jiechi stated that Pakistan-China relationship was time-tested and an example in inter-state relations. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has injected a fresh impetus to bilateral economic cooperation. He assured the Foreign Minister of his full support in building closer China-Pakistan Community of Shared Future in the new era.


20 March 2019

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