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Pakistan PM, Chinese FM discuss bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) – Minister for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Sunday and discussed bilateral ties between the countries.
Chinese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Luo Zhaohui, China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and senior Chinese officials were also present in the meeting.
The prime minister welcomed Chinese delegation led by its foreign minister and deliberated on strengthening the relationship between both the countries.
During the meeting, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Gwadar Port including other matters were also come under part of discussion.
The regional security threat due to the latest situation of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) and Indian atrocities by Modi government were also discussed.
On the occasion, Wang Yi vowed to increase mutual cooperation between both the countries
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar and senior officials were also attended the meeting.
Earlier, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan agreed on enhancing their mutual cooperation (plus cooperation) during third round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue in Islamabad.
Addressing a joint news conference along with his Chinese and Afghan counterparts, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said during the meeting Afghan peace process was reviewed as well as enhancing people to people contacts, regional connectivity and host of other issues of mutual interest.
The Minister said there has been considerable improvement in Pak-Afghan relations. President Ashraf Ghani’s visit in June this year was a leap forward and we want to build on that.
He said President Ashraf Ghani and Prime Minister Imran Khan also had a good interaction on the sidelines of OIC meeting in Saudi Arabia earlier this year.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said we are happy that APACS mechanism was reviewed for the first time and we agreed that it is a useful mechanism and should be improved.
The foreign minister said we are excited that Afghan peace process is witnessing progress and will move forward.

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