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Pakistan committed to deepen its strategic ties with China: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan on Tuesday said that it was committed to deepen its strategic relations with China.

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“At a time when major and profound changes are taking place both internationally and regionally, strengthening cooperation between China and Pakistan will serve the fundamental interests of the two countries and help promote regional peace and development,” Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said while talking to State Commissioner for Counter Terrorism and Security of the Peoples’ Republic of China Cheng Guoping.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in a delegation level meeting with the Chinese State Commissioner for Counter Terrorism and Security Cheng Guoping in Islamabad on February 7, 2017.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in a delegation level meeting with the Chinese State Commissioner for Counter Terrorism and Security Cheng Guoping in Islamabad on February 7, 2017.

During the meeting, the Pakistani delegation led by Sartaj Aziz and the visiting Chinese delegation led by Cheng Guoping discussed a range of issues of bilateral interest as well as developments in the region.

The two sides agreed to deepen cooperation in existing areas of interest while exploring new avenues for practical collaboration in line with the vision of the leadership of the two countries.

Sartaj Aziz thanked China for being Pakistan’s trusted friend and a valuable partner in its economic development. He said that Pakistan on its part would continue to support China on all its core issues.

The adviser also stressed on the need to maintain the momentum of high-level contacts between the two countries.

The state commissioner appreciated Pakistan’s support to China on its core issues, and for ensuring the safety and security of Chinese citizens working on various China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan.

Cheng Guoping also reiterated China’s full support to Pakistan in its fight against terrorism, extremism and separatism.

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