BEIJING: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan on Tuesday and briefed him on the progress in development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Foreign Minister also conveyed greetings of Prime Minister Imran Khan during the meeting.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Prime Minister of Pakistan was looking forward to visit them during the next month to attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum.
Reaffirming the time-tested and all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China, the Vice President expressed satisfaction at the upward trajectory of bilateral ties since the visit of the Prime Minister to China in November 2018. The Vice President assured Foreign Minister Qureshi of China’s unwavering support for Pakistan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and for its socio-economic development. Foreign Minister thanked the Vice President for China’s steadfast support to Pakistan.
He briefed Vice President on the recent developments in the region and thanked China for playing an important role in easing of tensions with India.
During the meeting, both sides agreed that smooth implementation of CPEC will greatly contribute to socio-economic development of Pakistan. The Foreign Minister is on a visit to China for the inaugural round of Pakistan-China Strategic Dialogue.