PM stresses Pak-China close coordination, consultation for regional peace, stability

APP40-08 ISLAMABAD: September 08 - Wang YI, State Councilor & Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China called on Prime Minister Imran Khan. APP

ISLAMABAD, Sep 8 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday stressed that Pakistan and China should continue their close coordination and consultation in order to deepen strategic co-operation and maintain peace and stability in the region.

During his meeting with State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi who called on him, the prime minister underscored that friendship with China was the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

He highlighted that ‘All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership’ between the two countries was deeply rooted in mutual trust and respect and was an anchor of peace and stability in the region and beyond.

The prime minister briefed the Chinese side on the evolving situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir following India’s unilateral and illegal actions of August 5.

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He stressed that the ongoing curfew for 35 days, the continued lockdown and communications blockade, and the massive human rights violations had created a dire humanitarian situation in IOJ&K which needed to be urgently addressed.

He underscored that the curfew and other restrictions needed to be immediately lifted.

The Chinese foreign minister while conveying best wishes of President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to the prime minister, said that the China-Pakistan relationship was rock-solid and unbreakable.