BEIJING, China: Pakistan kicked off its fresh diplomatic campaign successfully following Trump unveiled India-and-force tilted Afghan policy as Defence Minister Khawaja Asif won the support of China in getting Islamabad’s stance over Afghanistan and terrorism vindicated.
After somewhat disclosing features of Pakistan’s new foreign policy and paradigm shift following the end of Envoys’ Conference in Islamabad, Asif landed in like-minded Beijing for talks with his Chinese Counterpart Wang Yi last evening.
In talks with Wang Yi, Asif conveyed Pakistan’s stance with regard to war on terror and suggested optimum solution of staggering Afghanistan’s problems.
Pakistani Foreign Minister emphasized the streamlining of Afghan-specific approach, and stressed the political dialogue as the only viable solution to bring perpetual peace in the war torn Country.
Asif once again shed light on Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism which, according to him, had yielded positive results. He said Pakistan had been victim of terrorism for years, and its sacrificed must be acknowledged.
In addition, Asif spelled out, what he briefed about Pakistan’s paradigm shift in its foreign policy, that Pakistan wanted better and improved relations with its neighbors, and also sought trust and respected based relationships with the World.
Wang Yi pledged China’s continued support to Pakistan in war against terrorism, and acknowledged that Pakistan had rendered unparalleled sacrifices in the war against terrorism.
The Chinese foreign minister was of the view that terrorism was an international issue, and Beijing appreciated Pakistan actions against terrorism.
With regard to Afghan issue, Wang Yi backed Pakistan’s stance and argued that Beijing desired a peaceful settlement of Afghanistan’s issue.
Wang Yi maintained that China would continue to engage itself with Pakistan for peace and prosperity of the region.
Following the Beijing trip, Asif now eyes Iran – another Country with whom Pakistan has enjoyed decades-old historic, cultural and diplomatic ties.