China vows to assist Pakistan overcome financial disaster

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State Councilor and Minister of International Affairs of China, Mr Qin Gang, alongside together with his delegation calls on President Dr Arif Alvi, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad, on Might 6, 2023. — APP

ISLAMABAD: China’s Minister of International Affairs Qin Gang on Friday stated that his nation was cognisant of Pakistan’s financial difficulties, including that it was the precedence of his nation to assist Islamabad.

He made the remarks throughout a gathering with President Dr Arif Alvi at Aiwan-e-Sadr. Through the assembly, either side reaffirmed their resolve to work collectively for selling regional peace and prosperity and for collectively deal with exterior challenges.

Either side emphasised the necessity to additional advance and deepen bilateral cooperation within the areas of commerce, financial system, tradition and defence for the mutual advantage of the 2 nations.

The 2 sides additionally known as for growing bilateral exchanges, people-to-people contacts, and cooperation within the fields of tradition and tourism to additional cement bilateral ties.

The bilateral issues have been additionally mentioned on the assembly between the president and the visiting dignitary — who known as on the previous together with the members of his delegation.

The assembly was additionally attended by Minister of State for International Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar, Chinese language Vice Minister of International Affairs Solar Weidong, and senior authorities officers of Pakistan and China.

Talking on the event, the president stated that Pakistan-China relations have been rooted in mutual belief, understanding, goodwill and either side firmly supported one another on core points. He highlighted that Pakistan-China mutual cooperation was assuming an excellent better significance within the gentle of recent developments happening within the regional and worldwide arenas.

President Alvi stated that Pakistan was dedicated to the completion of China Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC) and Gwadar port, which might play a major position within the promotion of bilateral commerce, apart from enhancing regional commerce and connectivity.

He stated that Pakistan would take efficient measures to make sure the safety of the Chinese language personnel engaged on varied CPEC tasks.

He expressed optimism that the latest opening of Khunjerab Cross would facilitate the motion of products from Xinjiang to Gwadar and vice versa.

The President emphasised the necessity to improve financial and industrial cooperation, notably within the IT and agriculture sectors, including that Chinese language traders ought to profit from Pakistan’s enterprise and investment-friendly insurance policies.

He expressed concern over the deliberate holding of G-20 Summit occasions by India within the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and termed it an try on the a part of India to divert the world’s consideration away from the bottom realities and its atrocities towards the folks of IIOJK. He stated that Pakistan supported China on all its core points, together with the “One-China coverage”, Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and the South China Sea.

He additionally appreciated the assist supplied by China throughout final 12 months’s unprecedented floods in Pakistan and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chinese language FM Gang stated that China and Pakistan have been all-weather buddies and the friendship between the 2 nations was “as stable as a rock”.

He acknowledged that in view of the fast-changing world, Pakistan and China wanted to additional fortify and strengthen bilateral cooperation to satisfy the rising regional and worldwide challenges. He known as for advancing cooperation in all areas of mutual curiosity, particularly on tasks of strategic significance.

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