MOSCOW, Russia: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday held a meeting with the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Moscow.
This was the second meeting between both the foreign ministers within the last three weeks.
During the meeting, bilateral, regional, and international issues of mutual interest were discussed.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed the resolve to implement the consensus reached during the Second Round of Strategic Dialogue between the Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and China held in Hainan last month.
Qureshi underscored that Pakistan and China are “All-Weather Strategic Co-operative Partners” and remain committed to promoting peace, stability, and development in the region.
It was underlined that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) complement each other through enhancing regional connectivity, promoting trade, and deepening people-to-people exchanges.
The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated that Pakistan remains committed to “One China policy” and stands firmly behind China on core issues of its national interest.
The foreign minister also emphasized that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is important for peace and stability in the region and beyond.
Great to meet FM & State Councilor Wang Yi again, in follow up to 🇵🇰 🇨🇳 FM Strategic Dialogue last month. Our partnership grows from strength to strength w/ shared objectives for peace & devp in #SCO complementing bilat co-op. Iron brothers, standing together in #BRI #CPEC #SCO pic.twitter.com/jyXjgc5vav
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) September 10, 2020
Qureshi reaffirmed that Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process was critical in restoring regional peace and stability.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasized that India’s expansionist and unilateral actions, particularly since August 5, 2019, have been imperiling regional peace and security.
The foreign minister underlined that BRI and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would contribute positively to post-COVID economic recovery.
The minister said that Pakistan and China were taking relevant measures that will help timely completion of CPEC projects that will be a catalyst for growth and prosperity in the region.