China attaches great importance to PM Imran’s participation in BRF: Wang Yi

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BEIJING, Apr 24 (APP):Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday said China attached great importance to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for international cooperation summit scheduled for April 25-27.
“I believe this visit will definitely add new impetus to the development of the all-weather strategic partnership between the two countries,” Wang Yi said while talking to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who arrived here ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China to participate in the second BRF summit.
Wang Yi remarked that Pakistan was China’s only all-weather strategic partner. “No matter how the international situation changes, the special friendship between China and Pakistan is as rock-solid and unshakable. The two sides always supported each other and help each other.”
He said China firmly supported Pakistan in safeguarding national sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and national dignity, to independently choose its development path in accordance with its national conditions, and in striving for a good external security environment and in its international affairs.
“The Chinese side appreciates the tremendous efforts made by the Pakistani government and people to fight terrorism and resolutely opposes any words and deeds that discredit Pakistan’s anti-terrorism sincerity.”
The Chinese foreign minister said China was willing to continue to strengthen coordination and cooperation with the Palestinian side and safeguard the common interests of the two countries.
Foreign Minister Qureshi said Prime Minister Imran Khan was very happy to come to China to attend the second “Belt and Road” international cooperation summit forum.
“Every high-level exchange between Pakistan and China has further enhanced the special friendly relations between the two countries,” he added.
He said the Pakistani side was committed to combating terrorism and extremism, appreciated China’s constructive role in promoting regional peace and stability, cherished its strong partnership with China, and would continue to work closely with China in multilateral affairs to safeguard mutual interests.