PM’s China visit – another milestone in all weather strategic cooperative partnership between iron brothers

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday concluded his two-day visit to China, holding wide ranging talks with the Chinese leadership, in which the two sides reiterated their resolve to further strengthen the all weather strategic cooperative partnership.

The prime minister had undertaken his visit at the invitation of Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic China Li Keqiang.

During the visit, the leadership of Pakistan and China reaffirmed their support on issues concerning each other’s core interests with prime focus on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and economic cooperation.

Prime Minister Imran Khan held wide-ranging bilateral talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People. The exchange of views particularly covered strengthening of bilateral economic partnership.

The prime minister underscored that the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China served the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples, and contributed to peace, development and stability in the region.

He emphasized that expeditious completion of CPEC projects was the foremost priority of his government as the transformational project was pivotal to accelerating Pakistan’s economic development and regional prosperity.

Premier Li was apprised of the actions undertaken recently to fast-track CPEC projects and to push the development momentum in Gwadar.

Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Imran Khan also witnessed the signing of various agreements / MoUs (memorandums of understanding). 

Leaders of the two countries had in-depth exchange of views on a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. These meetings were marked by traditional warmth, mutual understanding and strategic trust.

The two sides exchanged views on deepening bilateral trade and explored ways of increasing Pakistan’s exports to China.