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(2017-08-23) On third and final day of her visit to China, Foreign Secretary Ms. Tehmina Janjua held bilateral talks with Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Kong Xuanyou.

The consultations were wide-ranging and covered all aspects of bilateral relations between Pakistan and China including defence & security cooperation, bilateral trade and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The two sides agreed to maintain the momentum of high-level bilateral exchanges and visits. They agreed on the need to hold various bilateral consultative mechanisms including the strategic dialogue at an early date.

Regional and international issues including the situation in South Asia and Afghanistan were also discussed. Foreign Secretary and Assistant Minister agreed to enhance policy communication and coordination in the emerging global and regional situation. They shared the commitment to continue close coordination in multilateral forums including the United Nations and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The Foreign Secretary offered Pakistan’s full cooperation during China’s chairmanship of SCO including for the SCO Summit to be held in Beijing next year.

23 August 2017

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