Hainan, April 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held a bilateral meeting today with President of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Xi Jinping. Senior members of the Politburo as well as State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi participated in the meeting. Prime Minister Abbasi was assisted by Foreign Minister, Interior Minister and other senior officials. The Prime Minister congratulated President Xi on his re-election as President of the People’s Republic of China. Both sides exchanged comprehensive in-depth views on enhancing the bilateral cooperation.
The Prime Minister stated that China and Pakistan are iron brothers. This unique relationship has withstood the test of time and has strengthened with each passing year. Prime Minister lauded the commitment and determination of President Xi in making Asia more open for growth and development. He appreciated President Xi’s transformative vision of “Belt and Road Initiative”. The two leaders discussed a variety of issues pertaining to bilateral interest as well as developments in the region.
Prime Minister briefed President Xi on Pakistan’s efforts for the successful implementation of CPEC. He also discussed the smooth progress of CPEC projects along with the establishment of Special Economic Zones. President Xi said that industrial parks will be a new growth path for Pakistan’s industrialization and help upgrade Pakistan’s industrial mix. He reaffirmed China’s continued support to CPEC. President Xi termed Pakistan as a pillar for regional peace and stability. A strong and prosperous Pakistan will continue to play a key role in this regard.
He expressed China’s full support for Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. China wishes to further deepen its friendship and strategic cooperation with Pakistan, he added. President Xi appreciated Pakistan’s contribution in addressing the challenge of terrorism and also commended Pakistan’s relentless efforts for working towards a peaceful neighbourhood. Prime Minister apprised President Xi of situation in Indian occupied Kashmir. Both sides agreed to continue to deepen cooperation in all areas of bilateral relations while exploring new avenues for practical collaboration in line with the vision of leadership of the two countries.
For more information, contact:
Principal Information Officer,
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323, +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325, +92-51-9252326