Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday.
Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Luo Zhaohui, China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and senior Chinese officials were also present at the meeting in Islamabad.
Talking to the Chinese delegation, PM Khan said the ongoing curfew, continued lockdown, communications blockade, and massive human rights violations in occupied Kashmir have created a dire humanitarian situation, which needs to be urgently addressed.
Briefing the Chinese side on the evolving situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir following New Delhi’s unilateral and illegal actions of 5 August, the Prime Minister underscored that the curfew and other restrictions should be immediately lifted. He stressed that in order to deepen strategic co-operation, Pakistan and China should continue their close coordination and consultation to ensure that peace and stability in the region is maintained.
Recalling the depth and breadth of Pakistan-China ties, Imran Khan underscored that friendship with China is the corner stone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.
The Prime Minister said CPEC is a project of great national significance that contributes immensely to the revitalization of Pakistan’s economy. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the timely completion of CPEC projects and highlighted the importance of CPEC Authority for speedy execution of CPEC projects.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar and senior officials were also present during the meeting.