URUMQI, China: The Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar held a meeting in Urumqi on Friday with the Member of the Politburo of Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Party Secretary of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Ma Xingrui.
Underscoring Pakistan’s commitment to friendship with China, the prime minister emphasized that relationship with China was the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy and an anchor for regional peace and development.
Recalling his meetings with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang in Beijing, the prime minister appreciated strong personal commitment of the Chinese leadership to further strengthen bilateral ties between the two Countries.
Urumqi: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar and Member of Politburo of Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Party Secretary Mr. Ma Xingrui shaking hands before their meeting, today. #PMKakarinChina pic.twitter.com/RlvDzAmIMY
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Reiterating the importance of Xinjiang for Pakistan, Kakar underscored that the region held a specific significance due to its geographical, historical and cultural affinity with Pakistan.
The prime minister stressed the importance of deepening of linkages between Xinjiang and the neighbouring areas of Pakistan in diverse fields of cooperation, ranging from trade and investment to cultural and people-to-people ties.
Thanking the prime minister for visiting Xinjiang, the Party Secretary Ma Xingrui stated that there was immense potential to deepen Pakistan-Xinjiang ties in multiple domains.
Ma Xingrui expressed Xinjiang’s willingness to explore business and trade opportunities in Pakistan and to further facilitate commercial and people-to-people ties via Khunjerab-Sost border crossing.
The two sides agreed to work together to harness the full potential of cooperation between Xinjiang and the neighbouring areas of Pakistan.