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
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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.
PM lauded President Xi’s visionary Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Global Development Initiative (GDI), which called for collective action for sustainable development and win-win outcomes.— Prime Minister's Office (@PakPMO) September 16, 2022
PM highlighted the serious human rights situation in IIOJ&K and thanked China for its principled stand on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. The two leaders reaffirmed their resolve to building the Pakistan-China Community for Shared Future in the New Era.— Prime Minister's Office (@PakPMO) September 16, 2022
PM thanked the Chinese government for support extended to Pakistan for its sovereignty and territorial integrity, FATF, national development, Covid-19 pandemic and other areas.— Prime Minister's Office (@PakPMO) September 16, 2022
PM reiterated Pakistan’s consistent and unwavering support to China on all issues of its core interest including Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong.— Prime Minister's Office (@PakPMO) September 16, 2022
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.
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.
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