Pakistan, China reaffirm commitment to further deepen strategic cooperation

Pakistan, China reaffirm commitment to further deepen strategic cooperation

New York (Web Desk): Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

During the meeting, the two sides had a comprehensive exchange of views on the entire spectrum of bilateral partnership and multilateral cooperation, including at the United Nations.

FM Bilawal conveyed profound gratitude to the Chinese leadership, government and people for China's prompt support and robust assistance to Pakistan in the wake of catastrophic floods, which was a true reflection of the time-tested ‘All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership’ between Pakistan and China.

Recalling the summit meeting between Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and President Xi Jinping in Samarkand on September 15, 2022, the two ministers reaffirmed full commitment to further deepening of strategic cooperation, extending strong support for each other's core interests and major concerns, enhancing economic engagement, accelerating high-quality development of China -Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and strengthening bilateral security cooperation.

FM Bilawal highlighted Pakistan's close convergence with China on multilateral issues premised on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, multilateralism, free trade, and development.

He appreciated China's contributions for global socio-economic development through open and inclusive initiatives like Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Global Development Initiative(GDI).

FM Bilawal agreed to remain in close contact with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.