Pakistan-China vow to strengthen their bilateral ties at BPC in Beijing
ISLAMABAD/BEIJING: Pakistan and China vowed to further strengthen their bilateral ties at a time when IMF is intentionally delaying revival of bailout package for Pakistan.
The Pakistani and Chinese officials decided this in an important meeting of Pakistan-China bilateral meetings held in Beijing the other day.
According to media reports, the third round of Pakistan-China Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC) was held in Beijing.
Foreign Secretary Dr Asad Majeed Khan led the Pakistan delegation. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong led the Chinese team. The Foreign Office Spokesperson said in press statement issued the other.
The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to further developing CPEC, terming it a major pillar of bilateral cooperation and a symbol of ever-deepening friendship between the two trusted friends.
Pakistani and Chinese officials also agreed to focus on expansion of CPEC. It included the participation of third parties to enhance regional connectivity and cooperation.
“Pakistan and China will also enhance high-level engagements and dialogue mechanisms and make the channels of communication even more robust,” the two sides agreed.
The foreign secretary thanked the Chinese side for its consistent and generous support for the economic stability of Pakistan and the humanitarian assistance during the devastating floods in 2022.
Vice foreign minister Sun reaffirmed China’s support for Pakistan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and economic security.
Moreover, both the sides exchanged views on a range of regional and global issues of mutual interest and expressed satisfaction over their close cooperation and engagement on important regional developments including in Afghanistan.
Pakistan and China would further strengthen dialogue and cooperation in multilateral platforms.