Islamabad, 22 March 2022 (TDI): The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi met Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. Wang Yi is presently in Pakistan to attend the 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC).

The Prime Minister welcomed the Chinese State Councilor to Pakistan. He also expressed his sincere condolences on the loss of cherished lives in a plane crash of a China Eastern flight, yesterday.

The Prime Minister and Chinese Foreign Minister also evaluated the present trajectory of Pakistan-China bilateral relations, during the meeting. The two also discussed the evolving regional as well as the global scenario.

Likewise, Prime Minister Imran Khan also recalled his recent visit to China and his subsequent meetings with the Chinese leadership on the occasion of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

The Pakistani Prime Minister enunciated that the ongoing second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will augment the efforts of Pakistan for economic development in fields like industrial, agriculture development, and IT.

In addition, Imran Khan also welcomed Chinese investors to benefit from lucrative business prospects in Pakistan. The two sides also deliberated upon the situation in Ukraine.

Along these lines, they reiterated the necessity for a solution via sustained dialogue and diplomacy. Moreover, the Prime Minister briefed on India’s blatant human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) as well.

In the same vein, he stated that India’s irresponsible behavior is an impediment to regional peace and security. Further, Prime Minister Imran Khan also enlightened the Chinese Foreign Minister about the so-called “accidental” firing of a missile from India.

The missile was fired into Pakistan’s territory. In this regard, Imran Khan emphasized Pakistan’s call for a joint probe along with stressing the necessity to assure that it does not happen again.

Lastly, the Prime Minister also highlighted that both China and Pakistan must continue more profound engagement to foster peace and stability in Afghanistan along with averting the humanitarian crisis in the country.