Pakistan and China held talks on their bilateral relations and decided to strengthen and extend their political and security cooperation, trade, economic and financial links, cultural exchanges, tourism and people-to-people ties, the Foreign Office has said.
The third session of Pakistan-China Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC), a regular institutional mechanism between the two nations, was conducted in Beijing on March 18. At this time, the two sides exchanged opinions.
Although the Chinese mission was led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sun Weidong, the Pakistani delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Dr. Asad Majeed Khan.
According to FO, China and Pakistan would also strengthen the frameworks for high-level interaction and conversation and strengthen the lines of communication.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which has now been operational for ten years, has been a fundamental pillar of bilateral cooperation and a sign of the nations’ ever-deepening friendship. The two sides have reiterated their commitment to CPEC.
They also decided to continue working on CPEC’s growth, including enlisting outside help to improve connectivity and collaboration in the area.
Dr. Majeed commended China for its substantial and ongoing support of Pakistan’s economic stability as well as for providing aid after the disastrous floods in 2022. In the meanwhile, Sun reiterated China’s support for Pakistan’s territorial integrity, economic security, and sovereignty.
The statement read, “The two sides expressed satisfaction at their strong cooperation and involvement on critical regional developments, notably in Afghanistan. The two sides shared views on a variety of regional and global subjects of mutual concern.
It further stated that China and Pakistan will continue to improve their communication and cooperation on international forums.