Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Chinese FM Wang Yi meets PM Imran Khan on sidelines of OIC conference

The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday, at the 48th session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFMs).

PM Imran Khan extended a cordial welcome to State Councilor Wang Yi during his visit to Pakistan and expressed his profound condolences for the loss of precious lives in a plane tragedy involving a China Eastern Airlines flight that occurred on Monday.

According to Radio Pakistan, they discussed the present trajectory of bilateral relations between Pakistan and China, as well as the growing regional and international landscape.

According to PM Khan, the ongoing second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will strengthen Pakistan’s efforts for economic development by enhancing collaboration in areas such as industrial development and agriculture, as well as information & communications technology.

He also welcomed Chinese investors to Pakistan, urging them to take advantage of the country’s outstanding investment possibilities.

The two parties reviewed the situation in Ukraine and reaffirmed the importance of finding a solution through conversation and diplomacy over a sustained period of time.

China’s ambassador was informed of India’s atrocious human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and its irresponsible behavior, which the premier described as an obstruction to regional peace and security.

He also informed Wang Yi about the alleged “accidental” fire of a missile from India into Pakistani territory, and he emphasized Pakistan’s desire for a joint investigation as well as the importance of ensuring that such an incident does not happen again.

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As Imran Khan pointed out, both countries must continue to deepen their cooperation in order to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan as well as prevent the outbreak of a humanitarian disaster there.

The Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi offered President Xi Jinping’s and Premier Li Keqiang’s warmest wishes and reiterated the importance of the Pakistan-China all-weather strategic cooperation partnership.

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