ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan and China have expressed their resolve to work towards further solidifying political relations, deepening economic bonds and security cooperation and closer people-to-people contacts.
In a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi and the Executive Vice Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Zhang Yesui expressed satisfaction at the continued progress in bilateral relations between Pakistan and China in all fields.
Tariq Fatemi highlighted that the theme of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit “Connectivity for Regional Prosperity” was also convergent with China’s “One Belt One Road” and with Pakistan-China flagship project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The special assistant highlighted the huge advantages that could flow from a closed cooperation between Chinas OBOR and the ECO Members states.
Fatemi reiterated that Pakistan and China were iron brothers and friendship with China is the corner stone of Pakistan’s foreign policy. He thanked him for China’s strong support against the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Pakistan.
Zhang Yesui conveyed appreciation of the Chinese government for the special invitation to participate in ECO Summit and congratulated Pakistan on the successful holding of the Summit.
The Executive Vice Foreign Minister of China reiterated that China attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan, and supports its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
Zhang Yesui thanked Pakistan for its consistent support to China on issues of its core interests. He also lauded the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan and its security forces in its fight against terrorism and extremism which has also helped to maintain regional peace and stability.
The Executive Vice Foreign Minister of China Zhang Yesui is on a visit to Pakistan to participate in the ECO Summit as the Representative of the People’s Republic of China.