Developing China-Pakistan relations are diplomatic priority: Shah Mahmood
25 April, 2019
China on Wednesday called on the international community to view Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts and contributions in an objective and fair manner, and strengthen dialogue and cooperation with the country.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a meeting where both the leaders stressed that developing China-Pakistan relations are a diplomatic priority, and reiterated commitment to strengthen all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries and build a closer China-Pakistan community of shared future in the new era, according to a statement issued by the foreign ministry.
The Chinese side reiterated its steadfast support for Pakistan in safeguarding its sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and national dignity, choosing its development path according to its national conditions, and establishing a better security environment. The Chinese side also appreciated Pakistan’s constructive role on international and regional issues.
Both the leaders agreed to further strengthen their coordination and cooperation on international and regional matters. They resolved to continue closer communication and collaboration in multilateral forums, including the UN, multilateral financial institutions, the SCO and SAARC. Both sides believed that a peaceful, stable, cooperative and prosperous South Asia is in the common interest of all the parties, and emphasised the importance of dialogue in resolving all disputes and issues in this region on the basis of mutual respect and equality.
The Chinese side appreciated efforts made by the government and people of Pakistan in firmly combating terrorism and extremism and implementing the National Action Plan (NAP) through important measures taken recently. The Chinese side called on the international community to view Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts and contributions in an objective and fair manner, and to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with Pakistan.