HEADLINE PAKISTAN

Pakistan, China to maintain close engagement on regional, global issues

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang have underscored the commitment for a stronger strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China.

The two leaders assisted by their cabinet members held talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday.

On the occasion, the two sides expressed satisfaction over the multi faceted bilateral relations.

They reiterated their resolve to continue to deepen the relationship and explore new avenues of practical collaboration.

Both sides expressed satisfaction at the progress of CPEC which is a flagship project of Belt and Road initiative.

The two leaders expressed complete confidence on the importance and future development of CPEC.

They also expressed confidence that the process of industrial development of Pakistan will accelerate with the launch of special economic zones and the industrial parks. 

The two leaders expressed their commitment to maintain close engagement on issues of regional and global importance. They said that the relationship has withstood the test of time, notwithstanding changes in domestic, regional and global situations.

In his remarks, the Chinese premier expressed his desire to work closely with Prime Minister Imran Khan to further strengthen the all weather strategic partnership for shared future.

Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked the Chinese Premier for the warm hospitality and reaffirmed the message of strong strategic partnership between Pakistan and China.

Sharing his vision of Naya Pakistan, the Prime Minister congratulated the Chinese premier  on successful anti corruption drive, poverty alleviation and modernization of China based on innovation and IT.

He said that China’s phenomenal success in the last forty years that resulted in socio economic uplift of the people offers a great example for developing countries.

Prime Minister Imran Khan extended an invitation to the Premier Li Keqiant to visit Islamabad. The date of the visit will be finalized through diplomatic channels.

Earlier, on arrival at the Great Hall of the People, the Chinese Premier accorded warm welcome to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

On the occasion, an official welcome ceremony was held in honor of the prime minister. Anthems of both the countries were played. Guard of honor was presented to the prime minister. The Prime Minister also laid wreath at the Monument of the People’s Square.

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