Prime Minister Imran Khan met with Li Keqiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China’s State Council, in Beijing on Saturday for a wide-ranging discussion.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, Planning and Special Initiatives Minister Asad Umar, Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry, and other senior officials accompanied him.
The interaction between the two leaders was characterized by usual sentiments of warmth, profound mutual trust, and understanding, according to a statement released by the PM Office.
During the meeting, the presidents discussed the full range of bilateral connections, including bilateral economic and trade relations, the CPEC’s progress, and critical regional and global concerns.
The Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership was reaffirmed, and the two sides reaffirmed their support for each other’s core interests.
He went on to say that last year’s successful celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic ties gave bilateral friendship a fresh momentum.
The Prime Minister commended China for its support and cooperation in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the timely delivery of vaccines.
PM Khan recognized the CPEC’s transformative influence on Pakistan’s infrastructure, energy, socio-economic development, and people’s livelihoods.
Premier Li was briefed on the government’s efforts to provide policy advice and support for further Chinese investment in CPEC SEZs and Special Technology Zones, as well as the safety and security of Chinese individuals, projects, and institutions in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the alarming situation in IIOJK, as well as the significance of immediate action by the international community to alleviate the sufferings of the Kashmiri people, during a discussion on regional security.
He also emphasized the necessity of Pakistan and China cooperating to achieve shared goals of peace, stability, and development in Afghanistan, as well as regional connectivity.
The two leaders decided to collaborate closely on developing bilateral economic ties and reaffirmed their commitment to advancing comprehensive strategic cooperative partnerships and establishing the Pakistan-China Community of Shared Future in the New Era.