Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday arrived in Islamabad after concluding his four-day visit to China
During the visit, PM Imran held meetings with top Chinese leadership, the business community, the signing of several memoranda of understandings (MoUs), and attending the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics — as a sign of solidarity with Beijing.
Before leaving for Pakistan, PM Imran Khan met President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of People in Beijing — the first meeting of the two leaders since the prime minister's visit to China in October 2019.
According to a statement issued by the PM office, the two leaders reviewed the entire gamut of Pakistan-China bilateral cooperation, while also exchanging views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.
A joint stamen after PM’s visit to China says the two sides expressed satisfaction with the outcome of two Foreign Ministers’ meetings of six neighboring countries on Afghanistan and looked forward to its next meeting to be held in China.
It is said that they are ready to discuss with Afghanistan the holding of the China-Pakistan-Afghanistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue.
The two sides underscored the need to expedite humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and its people to avert the looming crisis.
The joint statement called upon the international community to provide continued and enhanced assistance and support to Afghanistan including through unfreezing of Afghanistan’s financial assets.
The Chinese side appreciated Pakistan for hosting the 17th Extraordinary Session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan in December 2021. The two sides agreed to continue their close cooperation on Afghanistan in the future.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry termed the visit very “successful”.