Xi re-assures support to Pakistan implementing socio-economic agenda

BEIJING, April 11 (INP): President Xi Jinping has reassured that China will continue to work with Pakistan for a prosperous future, while pushing forward their socio-economic cooperative partnership to a higher level.

He held out this assurance to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during the bilateral meeting held on the sideline of the Boao Forum of Asia.

According to the report appeared on the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s website, on April 10, President Xi Jinping met with Prime Minister Abbasi in the Boao State Guesthouse in Hainan Province.

Xi Jinping pointed out that since I visited Pakistan in 2015, China-Pakistan all-weather strategic partnership has made great progress. At present, profound and complicated changes are taking place in international and regional situations.

He pointed out that consolidating the

all-weather friendship between China and Pakistan has more important and practical significance.

China-Pakistan relations should become a model for good-neighborly friendship

Xi emphasized that China-Pakistan relations should become a model for good-neighborly friendship, a pillar for peace and stability in the region, and a benchmark for international cooperation in the “One Belt and One Road”.

He went on to add, China is ready to work with Pakistan to play an important leading role in bilateral relations through high-level exchanges, maintain close exchanges in all fields, promote traditional friendship, continue to support each other, deepen the integration of interests, and promote the development of a higher level of Sino-Pakistani relations.

Both sides should continue to steadily advance the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and plan and implement projects such as Gwadar Port infrastructure, energy, and industrial parks.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China hopes to see Pakistan develop steadily, prosperous and prosperous, firmly supports Pakistan’s efforts to safeguard state sovereignty, territorial integrity, and legitimate rights and interests, opposes any country’s interference in Pakistan’s internal affairs, and firmly supports Pakistan’s efforts to safeguard national unity and resolutely crack down on terrorism.

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi stated that Pakistan and China are hardcore brothers and have consistently supported each other on issues involving core interests and major concerns.

The construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is very important for the development of the two countries and regions.

Pakistan is willing to strengthen cooperation between the two sides in finance, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, and human resources.

China’s important role in maintaining peace and stability in the region

Pakistan highly appreciates China’s important role in maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world and is willing to continue to strengthen the coordination and cooperation between the two countries in international affairs, Abbasi added.

After the meeting, leaders of the two countries jointly witnessed the signing of the cooperation document.

Chinese state leaders Ding Xuexiang, Liu He, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, and He Lifeng attended the meeting.