PM Shehbaz reiterates support to China on Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet

Meets with Chinese president: Lends support to high quality development of CPEC: Thanks XI for extending support on every occasion such as flood calamity, Covid-19, FATF issue, highlighting HR situation in IIOJ&K and other matters: Both leaders review entire gamut of bilateral relations: XI describes Shehbaz a person of pragmatism and efficiency

By: News Desk
Published: 04:22 PM, 16 Sep, 2022
PM Shehbaz reiterates support to China on Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet
Caption: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Xi pose for photographers.
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and exchanged views on important regional and international issues of mutual interest, reported24NewsHD TV channel.

Premier Shehbaz met with the Chinese president on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the Council of Heads of State of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Samarkand on Friday. 

During the meeting, PM Shehbaz appreciated the transformational impact of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor on Pakistan’s socio-economic development, reaffirming his government’s commitment to high quality development of CPEC.

This was the first meeting on PM Shehbaz with the Chinese president since assuming office in April 2022.

The interaction between the two leaders was marked by traditional warmth as well as exceptional mutual trust and understanding.

In his welcoming remarks, the Chinese president described Prime Minister Sharif as “a person of pragmatism and efficiency”. He also added that the prime minister was a leader with “a longstanding commitment to China-Pakistan friendship”.

Noting the enduring nature of China-Pakistan bilateral ties, the prime minister underlined that our ‘All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership’ and Iron-brotherhood had withstood the test of time.

He reaffirmed his personal resolve to take their bilateral relations to greater heights.

PM Shehbaz extended his best wishes to President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of China for the forthcoming 20th CPC National Congress.

He underscored that the SCO provided an excellent forum to further their shared vision and mutual values into concrete plans for regional cooperation and integration.

The prime minister thanked President Xi, the government and the people of China for the generous and timely support to the flood affected people in Pakistan.

He said that the outpouring of sympathy and support from all quarters across China was touching and a true reflection of the “unique” friendship between China and Pakistan.

He condoled with President Xi over the tragic loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake in Sichuan Province on September 5, 2022, emphasizing that the Government and people of Pakistan stood with China in the face of this natural calamity.

Reporter Awais Kiyani