Meeting between Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif and H.E. Wang Qishan, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China

On 24 April 2018, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Wang Qishan, Vice President of the People's Republic of China. The Foreign Minister congratulated the Vice President on his recent election to the office and expressed his confidence that the Vice President would continue to play his role in further strengthening the strong and time-tested bilateral relations between Pakistan and China.

Foreign Minister said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a flagship project of President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative was making good progress and several projects have either been completed or are under implementation. He said that CPEC will not only contribute to economic development of Pakistan but also have a salutary effect on the development of the region.

Vice President Wang stressed that Pakistan-China relations were all weather and a model in inter-state relations. He reaffirmed China's support to Pakistan's independence and sovereignty and its counter-terrorism efforts and stated that China will continue to contribute to Pakistan's economic development. He appreciated Pakistan's active participation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and looked forward to participation of the President of Pakistan in the SCO Qingdao Summit to be held in June 2018.

The Foreign Minister and Vice President discussed various bilateral, regional and global issues and agreed to continue strategic communications between Pakistan and China on all issues.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Pakistan