Sun Nov 19 2017, 11:38:09 +03

World should recognize the efforts and sacrifice made by the Pakistan: Chinese Foreign

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(Beijing-AlummahWorld-Dhu-AlHijjah 19,1438H) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reportedly urged the world to recognize the efforts and sacrifice made by the Pakistani government and its people. He was emphasizing Pakistan`s contribution in the global war against terrorism during a press conference after a meeting with visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

“Pakistan and China stand together in the changing regional and global scenario. China supports Pakistan in safeguarding its national sovereignty and dignity,” Foreign Minister Wang said. 

Foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan will hold their first trilateral talks within the year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.

Wang said Pakistan and Afghanistan are important countries in the region and he hopes the two nations can work together to safeguard stability in the region.

China attaches great importance to the relations with Pakistan and Afghanistan, and actively helps the two countries narrow differences and enhance mutual trust. It is also exploring opportunities to develop cooperation among the three countries, he said.

Through consultations, the three countries' foreign ministers will hold their first trilateral talks this year, Wang said, adding that they will focus on strategic communication, practical cooperation, and security dialogue.

On the anti-terrorism issue, Wang said terrorism is a global problem, and all countries should work together to solve it.

He said Pakistan has always been a victim of terrorism and an important participant in international anti-terrorism cooperation, and the world should recognize the efforts and sacrifice made by the Pakistani government and its people.

During the meeting with Asif, Wang said China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic cooperative partners, and China supports Pakistan's efforts to uphold sovereignty, fight terrorism and safeguard national security.

For his part, Asif said Pakistan will always firmly support China on issues concerning China's core interests, including issues related to Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and the South China Sea.

Addressing a joint press conference after his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, Asif said that the two countries agreed that the solution to the Afghan conflict has to be fundamentally political and that there is no military solution to the issue.

He appreciated China`s “constructive role” in the process for a politically negotiated settlement of the Afghan conflict, saying that Pakistan and China can together contribute to a political solution to the conflict

Meanwhile, China and Pakistan agreed to strengthen anti-terrorism and security cooperation along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The agreement was reached when Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and

Pakistani National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua Friday in Beijing.

Hailing Pakistan's efforts in counter-terrorism, Meng called for strengthened anti-terrorism and security cooperation in the building of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

“China and Pakistan, as good friends, friendly neighbors and all-weather strategic cooperative partners, have always firmly supported each other's core interests,” Meng said.

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

"Promoting the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between China and Pakistan is an unchanged policy," Yang said.

He called for advancing the building of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and strengthening communication and coordination on major issues of regional security.

Asif said that maintaining friendly relations with China is the cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy and the common consensus of all political parties.

Pakistan would take the opportunity of building the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to boost bilateral ties, Asif said.