Pakistan, China agree to further cement bilateral ties

Pakistan, China agree to further cement bilateral ties

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed for continuing the momentum of high-level exchanges to further diversify “All Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership” between Pakistan and China.

According to a statement issued by the by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), PM Imran stated this during a telephonic conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday.

Both leaders agreed to further strengthen bilateral economic and commercial ties, including full realization of the potential offered by the Phase-II of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement, the Radio Pakistan reported.

Prime Minister lauded the successful, timely and high-quality implementation of the CPEC projects, and welcomed Chinese investments in the CPEC Special Economic Zones.

He underscored that early start of work on the ML-1 railway project would complement Pakistan’s geo-economics vision for national and regional development.

Imran Khan appreciated China’s successful containment of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as relief and assistance measures for the developing countries, including the vaccine cooperation with Pakistan.

The two leaders also discussed the situation in Afghanistan and called upon international community to provide immediate humanitarian and economic assistance to the people of Afghanistan.