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Foreign Minister Jilani meets Chinese Vice Foreign Minister

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Islamabad, 22 January 2024 (TDI): Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani received Vice Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Sun Weidong in the Foreign Office.

Foreign Minister Jilani and Vice Foreign Minister Sun reaffirmed the All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership and held an in-depth discussion on the entire gamut of bilateral relations including CPEC and bilateral economic and financial cooperation.

The Foreign Minister appreciated the contributions of the Vice Foreign Minister in deepening Pakistan-China friendship and commended China’s unflinching support to Pakistan on all issues.

CPEC for Pakistan

Expressing satisfaction at the steady development of CPEC, Foreign Minister Jilani emphasized the significance of CPEC for Pakistan. He said that Pakistan would continue making efforts for the realization of CPEC’s full potential for shared benefits. He appreciated China’s readiness and support for all CPEC projects in Pakistan.

Thanking the Foreign Minister for the generous hospitality, Vice Foreign Minister Sun highlighted that as an iron brother and a reliable friend, China accorded immense importance to Pakistan in its foreign policy and looked forward to even deeper cooperation in all fields.

COAS Asim meets Foreign Minister Weidong

Chinese vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong, also called on General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), Chief of Army Staff (COAS), at GHQ.

The visiting dignitary received thanks from the COAS for his warm remarks. The COAS stated that Pakistan and China have founded their relations on a common understanding of regional peace, stability, and prosperity for the people of both countries.

Both sides discussed the matters of mutual interest and measures to further enhance bilateral defence cooperation were discussed.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister said that Pakistan and China are all weather strategic partners. He acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts towards regional peace and stability and also conveyed China’s satisfaction on security arrangements for CPEC projects.

 

The visiting dignitary received thanks from the COAS for his warm remarks. The COAS stated that Pakistan and China have founded their relations on a common understanding of regional peace, stability, and prosperity for the people of both countries.

CPEC joint working group meeting

Yesterday, the 4th meeting of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Joint Working Group on International Cooperation and Coordination (JWG-ICC) took place in Islamabad, co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi and China’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sun Weidong.

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Moreover, this meeting highlights the commitment of both countries to enhance international cooperation and coordination, particularly in the context of CPEC. The discussions during the meeting acknowledged the progress made since the previous virtual meeting in July 2022, emphasizing CPEC’s role in strengthening international and regional connectivity.

Additionally, the Foreign Secretary underscored the significance of CPEC in fostering win-win cooperation and sustainable development, welcoming interested third parties to explore collaborative opportunities. The two sides rejected disinformation campaigns on CPEC and emphasized the need to counter false narratives.

In recognizing the evolution of CPEC, the meeting concluded with an agreement to intensify efforts in advancing industry, agriculture, information technology, and science and technology to ensure tangible socio-economic benefits.

Furthermore, the joint commitment to reject distorted reporting on CPEC and focus on countering misinformation was emphasized. Furthermore, the meeting highlighted the support for media and think tank cooperation, with an emphasis on sharing best practices and creating an intellectual knowledge pool through enhanced international communication and collaboration, building on the discussions of the Pakistan-China Think Tanks Forum in 2022 and 2023.

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