China, Pakistan discuss bilateral relations

BEIJING: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Friday.

They discussed discussed bilateral relations and other matters of mutual interest, according to Radio Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Hainan province of China on Friday.

The Foreign Minister is in China to represent Pakistan in the second round of China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers Strategic Dialogue.

Qureshi, who is accompanied by senior officials, is leading the Pakistani delegation in the strategic dialogue. He is scheduled to return today (August 21), a statement from the Foreign Office on Thursday said.

In a video message released before his departure, Qureshi said he was going on a “very important trip to China” and that he had a discussion with Prime Minister Imran Khan before leaving.

“I am leaving on a very important visit to China. I had a discussion with the prime minister regarding this visit yesterday. My delegation will represent the stance of the political and military leadership of the country. I am hopeful that my meeting with Foreign Minster Wang Yi will prove to be beneficial for both countries,” the foreign minister said.

According to the FO statement, the two sides were to discuss cooperation on Covid-19, bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual interest.

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“The visit will play an important role in further strengthening Pakistan-China ‘All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership’ and deepen strategic communication and coordination with China on a range of issues.”


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