URUMQI, China: The Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that Pakistan-China strategic relationship is an anchor for regional peace and stability.
In a meeting with the Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie in Urumqi, the
Capital of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Ishaq Dar said that Pakistan-China friendship enjoys across-the- board political, institutional and popular support in Pakistan.
The minister said that the bilateral relationship has further strengthened through the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative which will bring the two countries even closer.
Ishaq Dar congratulated the Chinese finance minister on the inauguration of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, and said that Pakistan would continue to actively participate in the activities of the Institute just as it had extended full support during the process of establishment of the Institute.
Xiao Jie welcomed Ishaq Dar on his visit to China, and said that senior level exchanges between the two neighbors have been helpful in furthering the objectives of strong bilateral relationship.
The Chinese finance minister appreciated the efforts of the government of Pakistan for timely implementation of CPEC projects.
The minister He also thanked Ishaq Dar for Pakistan’s support to the CAREC Institute in Urumqi and expressed the hope that Pakistani professionals will also continue to extend support to the Institute in future.
During the meeting, various issues of mutual interest including ways and means to further enhance the bilateral economic relations came under discussion.