Chinese Foreign Minister and State Counselor Wang Yi, while affirming commitment to Pakistan, said China will always stand firmly with Pakistan regardless of changes in world politics.
He was addressing a conference titled “Pakistan-China At 70: A Unique Bilateral Partnership” via a video link.
This was arranged by the Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) in observance of 70 years of Pakistan-China relations. Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, also addressed the conference.
Wang noted that China and Pakistan have forged ahead over the span of 70 years sharing weal and woe. He said the two countries have fostered an uncommon “iron-clad friendship” with rock-firm bilateral political trust.
The Chinese diplomat pressed for strengthening strategic communication, specifically top-level official dialogues for timely strategic guidance for the development of bilateral ties.
Wang urged the two sides to act together to defeat COVID-19, seri
Wang urged the two sides to act together to defeat COVID-19, seriously advance the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), collectively safeguard regional peace, and follow real multilateralism.
He hoped Pakistan will enjoy stability, unity, and development, and be stronger than ever.
No matter how much the international landscape shifts, China will continue to stand side by side with Pakistan and support it in safeguarding its national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan will continue to advance the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) firmly and ensure timely completion of the corridor’s related projects.
“Both the countries help each other on their respective core issues. Pakistan has always been for the ‘One-China Policy’ and supported China on Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Tibet, and South China Sea issues,” he said.
The foreign minister said China had stood by Pakistan in supporting the country’s strategic, economic and key developmental priorities. China has also backed Pakistan’s stance on Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
The conference brought together Pakistan and China’s key government officials, journalists, students, academicians, and civil society members under one roof.