ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and China on Tuesday reaffirmed their dedication to additional improve bilateral cooperation in issues of mutual curiosity.

In his conferences with senior Pakistani officers throughout his three-day go to to the nation, China’s Minister of Defence and State Councillor Basic Wei Fenghe, accompanied by a high-level delegation, renewed the pledge to additional strengthen and increase ties between the 2 neighbouring international locations.

On the final day of his go to on Tuesday, Basic Wei Fenghe met with President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan and mentioned wide-ranging points, together with bilateral relations, Kashmir dispute, Covid-19 pandemic and China-Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC).

Welcoming China’s defence minister to Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran appreciated his nation’s constant help to Pakistan for latter’s improvement and prosperity.

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The prime minister additionally appreciated China’s success in coping with COVID-19 pandemic.

The prime minister underscored the significance of getting high-level interactions between the 2 international locations repeatedly, even within the occasions of COVID-19.

Imran Khan deeply appreciated China’s principled stance on Jammu and Kashmir, notably within the wake of revocation of Article 370 by India on August 5, 2019.

He knowledgeable the guests of the seriousness of risk posed by BJP authorities to the spiritual minorities residing in India as evident by its belligerent actions and discriminatory measures taken to rob the minorities, notably Kashmiris, of their rights.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed the hope that the CPEC can be extraordinarily helpful for the area.

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Conveying heat greetings to the PM from President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, Basic Wei Fenghe advised him in regards to the stage of significance, the Chinese language management connected to their nation’s relations with Pakistan.

The prime minister warmly reciprocated the greetings, and recalled his previous conferences with President Xi and Premier Li.

Basic Wei Fenghe stated that Pakistan had been China’s ‘close friend, a good neighbour and iron brother’.

He conveyed to Imran Khan, Chinese language management’s agency dedication to additional strengthen relations with Pakistan.

Highlighting the significance of sturdy peace, stability and financial improvement in South Asia, Basic Wei appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in advancing these targets.

He maintained that each international locations have to make collective efforts to guard and promote their frequent pursuits.

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Earlier, at a particular investiture ceremony, President Dr. Arif Alvi has conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz Navy on Chinese language {Defence Minister} Wei Fenghe in recognition of his providers for additional selling and strengthening defence cooperation between Pakistan and China.

It was attended by the federal ministers, the providers chiefs and different senior rating officers.

 “General Wei Fenghe is a sincere and close friend of Pakistan. He has played a prominent role in promoting and further strengthening defence relations between the Armed Forces of Pakistan and China,” stated a quotation learn on the event.

Later, Basic Wei Fenghe known as on President Arif Alvi and mentioned points pertaining to the army cooperation between Pakistan and China.

Through the assembly, President Dr Arif Alvi stated friendship with China was the cornerstone of Pakistan’s overseas coverage and expressed desired to additional strengthen bilateral cooperation in order to handle safety challenges within the area.

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He stated there was an enormous scope in defence cooperation that wanted to be additional expanded for the mutual benefit of two international locations.

Terming Pakistan and China as “great friends”, Dr Alvi stated Pakistan strongly adhered to One-China Coverage and supported it on problems with Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and South China Sea.

The President expressed concern over the Indian hegemonic designs that posed a risk to regional peace and stability.

He additionally highlighted India’s state-sponsorship of terrorism in opposition to Pakistan.

President Alvi appreciated the financial progress made by China in addition to the measures taken by the Chinese language authorities in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.

He lauded China’s steadfast help to Pakistan on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

Basic Wei Fenghe acknowledged that army relations between the 2 all-weather buddies had made important progress and expressed the hope that his go to would additional strengthen the defence cooperation.

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He stated China needed to share dividends of improvement with Pakistan that may assist in financial uplift of Pakistan.

He thanked the President for being the primary overseas dignitary to go to China throughout March amidst the pandemic in addition to sending the medical tools.

Gen Wei additionally thanked the President for conferring the award of Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Navy) on him, saying that it mirrored the true friendship between the 2 international locations.

 On Monday, Pakistan and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to additional deepen cooperation between the 2 international locations’ armies because the latter’s defence minister met military chief Basic Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi.

Basic Wei Fenghe just isn’t solely the minister for nationwide defence but additionally a state councillor, a prime rating place after the vice premiers.

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The MoU on enhancing cooperation between the 2 armies got here in opposition to the backdrop of regional safety scenario. Pakistan and China have already strategic partnership and up to date adjustments within the area additional pushed the 2 ‘all weather iron brothers’ to intently cooperate with one another.

In the meantime, President Arif Alvi stated friendship with China is cornerstone of Pakistan’s overseas coverage. He was speaking to Chinese language {Defense Minister} Wei Fenghe who known as on him in Islamabad at this time (Tuesday).

He stated Pakistan desires to strengthen its relations with China to confront the safety challenges confronted by the area.

Arif Alvi stated Indian hegemonic designs pose a severe risk to regional peace and safety.

The President stated India is concerned in terrorist actions in Balochistan and need to sabotage the CPEC venture.  He careworn the necessity for additional enhancing protection relations between the 2 international locations.

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Arif Alvi appreciated the steps taken by China in opposition to Covid-19.

The Chinese language {Defense Minister} stated his nation desires to share the advantages of its improvement with Pakistan.