Shah Mahmood Qureshi to attend 2nd China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral talks

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will participate in the second meeting of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Trilateral mechanism to be held in Kabul on December 15, 2018.   


The first China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue was held in Beijing on December 26, 2017.             

In a meeting with the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Monday, Qureshi said that Pakistan-China friendship has deep cultural, historical and institutional linkages and has become an ‘All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership’.

Recalling Prime Minister Imran Khan’s successful visit to China in November 2018, the foreign minister said that it marks a milestone in the history of bilateral relations and has deepened the bond of trust and friendship between two nations.

The foreign minister highlighted that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has added yet another dimension to bilateral ties and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to complete this project as envisaged by the leadership of both the countries.

While reciprocating the sentiments of the foreign minister, the Chinese vice foreign minister said that China attaches paramount importance to its relations with Pakistan.

Kong Xuanyou expressed satisfaction at the momentum of bilateral relations and underscored the need to further enhance ties in political, economic, defense and cultural spheres. He appreciated Pakistan for its efforts to achieve goals of national development and extended China’s utmost support in this regard.

During the meeting, both leaders also exchanged views on regional situation and multilateral issues of mutual concern and agreed to deepen strategic coordination and communication at all levels.

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