APP102-24 BEIJING: April 24 - Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. APP

BEIJING, Apr 24 (APP):Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived here on Wednesday and held a meeting with China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Both the sides stressed that they regarded developing China-Pakistan relations as a diplomatic priority, and were committed to strengthening all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries and building a closer China-Pakistan community of shared future in the new era, said a joint statement.
The Chinese side reiterated its steadfast support for Pakistan in safeguarding its sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and national dignity, choosing its development path according to its national conditions, and establishing a better security environment.
The Chinese side also appreciated Pakistan’s constructive role on international and regional issues.
Both the sides agreed to further strengthen their coordination and cooperation on international and regional matters, and to keep close communication and collaboration in multilateral forums including the United Nations, multilateral financial institutions, the SCO and SAARC.
The two sides believed that a peaceful, stable, cooperative and prosperous South Asia was in the common interest of all parties, and emphasized the importance of dialogue in resolving all disputes and issues in this region on the basis of mutual respect and equality.
The Chinese side appreciated the efforts made by the government and people of Pakistan in firmly combating terrorism and extremism, and supported the country in implementing its National Action Plan and important measures taken recently in that regard.
The Chinese side also called on international community to view Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts and contributions in an objective and fair manner, and to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with Pakistan.
The two sides underlined that China-Pakistan relationship was a factor of stability in the regional and international situation and reaffirmed their resolve to continue to strengthen it in all areas.