'Upgraded version' of CPEC well in focus during PM Shehbaz's visit: China

World Jun, 12 2024
'Upgraded version' of CPEC well in focus during PM Shehbaz's visit: China
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BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lin Jian conducted briefing in which he responded to queries regarding "Main achievements and highlights" of Premier Shehbaz's much-anticipated visit to Beijing from June 4 to 8.

Lin Jian said. "President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Qiang and Chairman Zhao Leji met and held talks with him respectively." Quality Levels Leaders of the two countries exchanged in-depth views on China-Pakistan relations and issues of common concern and provided strategic guidance for development of China-Pakistan relations.

President Xi stressed that China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership has been continuously deepened, with solid public opinion foundation, strong endogenous driving force and broad development prospects.

Both sides agreed that they would continue to give each other firm support on issues involving their respective core interests and major concerns. Two sides highly appreciated positive role of CPEC in promoting Pakistan's national development and improving welfare of Pakistani people.

Both countries expressed willingness to promote high-quality joint construction of 'Belt and Road' and Pakistan's development plan, carry out practical cooperation in various fields in accordance with local conditions.

Pakistani government once again expressed deep condolences to Chinese personnel who died in March 26 Dasu terrorist attack, emphasising that it will resolutely crack down on and severely punish terrorists involved in case, and take practical and effective measures to ensure safety of Chinese personnel, projects and institutions in Pakistan.

Pakistani side stated that President Xi's foresight and outstanding leadership have been sincerely admired and highly praised by people of Pakistan and world.

Two sides agreed to continue to strengthen cooperation and coordination within various international multilateral mechanisms, jointly promote an equal and orderly world multipolarisation and inclusive economic globalisation and jointly safeguard common interests of vast number of developing countries and international fairness and justice.

PM Shehbaz also visited Shenzhen, Xi'an and other cities. He spoke highly of achievements made in China's economic and social development and expressed his willingness to strengthen exchanges of experience in governance with China, spokesperson concluded.

Published in The Daily National Courier, June, 12 2024

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