BEIJING, China: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met the Member of Politburo and the Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Yang Jiechi in Beijing on Wednesday, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
They had an in-depth exchange of views on Pakistan-China bilateral relations and regional and global issues.
Yang Jiechi appreciated Pakistan’s role in combating terrorism and its efforts for regional peace, especially in South Asia. He also appreciated Pakistan’s support for reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan.
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The foreign minister expressed satisfaction over the deliberations in the first Strategic Dialogue between Pakistan and China, reflecting complete convergence of views on issues of mutual interest. He appreciated Chinese consistent support for Pakistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed Pakistan’s commitment to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which was contributing to Pakistan’s economic development and prosperity.
Yang Jiechi stated that Pakistan-China relationship was time-tested and an example in inter-state relations. He said that the CPEC has injected a fresh impetus to bilateral economic cooperation.
The member of Politburo assured the foreign minister of his full support in building closer China-Pakistan Community of Shared Future in the new era.