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.
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.