China-Pakistan agree to strengthen relations

Last Updated on June 10, 2024 9:15 am

China and Pakistan have agreed to take further steps to strengthen bilateral relations. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif discussed various issues of the two countries on Saturday. Where the Heads of State of both the countries expressed their pledge to strengthen the strategic relations of the two countries and to promote the socio-economic development of the people of both the countries as well as to protect the common interests.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif recently visited China. He met with Chinese President Xi in the Great Hall of the capital Beijing. In this meeting, the heads of state of the two countries informed about taking steps to deepen the relationship. Especially in politics, economy and security. The leaders of the two friendly countries also emphasized the long-standing All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership. Both sides agreed to explore ways to deepen exchange of experience in state governance and coordinate their development strategies.

China has reiterated that bilateral relations are a priority in its foreign relations. Xi reiterated his unwavering support for safeguarding Pakistan’s sovereignty, national independence and territorial integrity. Pakistan, on the other hand, insists that it is the basis of its foreign policy. Pakistan has also informed China about the recent developments in the situation in Occupied Kashmir. Xi said the Jammu and Kashmir dispute should be properly and peacefully resolved in accordance with the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements.

Both sides also strongly condemned the March 26 terrorist attack on a Chinese convoy for the Dasu hydropower project in Pakistan. It warned that any attempt to undermine Pakistan-China friendship and cooperation will never succeed. Cabinet members of the two countries were also present in the meeting.

This is Shahbaz’s first meeting with Xi after becoming Pakistan’s prime minister in 2024. Prime Minister Shahbaz thanked Xi Jinping for the warm and kind welcome he and his delegation received in China.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s expatriate income has been recorded in May this year. This month, expatriates sent remittances of 3.243 billion dollars to the country. Which is 54.2 percent more than a year ago.

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