Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to visit China

Published: August 22, 2011

Khar has so far visited India and Turkey after been elected as the first female foreign minister of Pakistan. PHOTO: EXPRESS

BEIJING: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will visit China from August 23 to 24, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Khar’s Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi has invited her to make the official visit, Ma said.

“The two sides will exchange views on consolidating and deepening the strategic cooperative partnership between China and Pakistan and on other regional and international issues that are of concern to both,” he added.

Khar has so far visited India and Turkey after been elected as the first female foreign minister of Pakistan.

As reported earlier, Khar said the dialogue process with India will no longer be interrupted.

She said both countries had agreed that the dialogue must be a continuous process, adding that talks lose credibility when disrupted.

Khar said that she met political leaders across the country, including the leader of opposition, adding that India wants to resolve all issues including the Kashmir dispute.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Aug 22, 2011 - 6:18PM

    Good Luck Hina and Good Luck to her counterparts in China. She will surely get lot of attention both from media and those who matter most in China. She is intelligent enough and knows her job well. We must encourage young to take up the reigns of important posts in our country so God Bless You.

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  • Khalid Rahim
    Aug 22, 2011 - 8:37PM

    In Beijing she will find a homely atmosphere where they will not subject her with irrelevant questions and put her in embarrasing situation. Which is a normal practice in Washington DC. Two issues that will come under discussion is Gwadar and Kashgar, as both these two are linked strategically for both the nations politically and economically. Hina Khar has an opportunity to listen carefully to the words of those with greater experience in matters of state and external affairs. Hina can learn through the turmoil
    of her office by keeping an open-mind.Recommend

  • Amir
    Aug 23, 2011 - 12:13AM

    China is Pakistan’s most important and most reliable ally. Good Luck Hina and make Pakistan proud. Long Live Pakistan-China Friendship.

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  • Gul Khan
    Aug 23, 2011 - 2:30AM

    The moves shows that Pakistan is changing its foreign policy seriously, which is the need of the time.

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  • Mahesh Uberoi
    Aug 23, 2011 - 4:02AM

    I am so happy that a young and dynamic woman has taken up an important assignment in South Asia. I am sure Hina Rabbani Khar will bring peace to that region with her on going dialog. She has impressed both the common man and the government officials of all the countries she visited.
    May God give her all the strength and guidance to accomplish the goals of peace and prosperity.

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  • BruteForce
    Aug 23, 2011 - 7:49AM

    Since US stopped the payment of $800 Million China hasn’t shown any indication that it will fill US’s shoes. Pakistani leaders are worried and the economy is in a standstill. Plus, there are expectations of another great recession!
    the Chinese are not dumb to give away money when recession is around the corner. Every man to himself, they say.Recommend

  • Mahesh Uberoi
    Aug 23, 2011 - 11:01AM

    As Hina Rabbani Khar said recently, the US aid amount is less than 1% of the GDP of Pakistan. I guess there is no sense in asking for that money. There are more fruitful relationships that Pakistan can establish with the US. Also, the aid amount is generally not pure cash. There are several strings and conditions attached which leads to further complications. Pakistan may be better off in helping Afghanistan establish stability with the help of US. Stable neighbors are extremely important. It seems that Ms. Khar understands this well and has already made good strides toward a better relationship with India. I am sure her China trip will go well too.

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  • Mumtaz
    Aug 23, 2011 - 11:40AM

    Hina Saiba must be join Pakistan Tehreek -e- Insaaf, you know why…? no metter whatever govt… I really support her in term of her good personality and well education….Recommend

  • Dr,A.K.Tewari
    Aug 23, 2011 - 5:11PM

    May Allah give the colour of Hina to the relation of all the three neighbouring countries .

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Aug 23, 2011 - 6:17PM

    @Dr,A.K.Tewari: Well Said. Thou Shall be Done According To Thy Words. Europe is reaping due to good neighboring relationships. Why can’t we ????

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  • Dr,A.K.Tewari
    Aug 23, 2011 - 10:32PM

    There exist a Himalayan wall beween imagination and reality In our region we are deeply devided on philosophical , religious perceptions . The economic devide can be mitigated but other rifts will remain intact to flash confrontation ,How we can bridge these gaps is a question require a workable answer . Recommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    Aug 24, 2011 - 12:56PM

    @Dr,A.K.Tewari:
    Very well said; Dag Hammarsjkold followed the classical sufis such as Ghazali, Attar, Saadi,
    Rumi and El Arabi while writing his book ”Markings”. If our so called leaders were to sit in
    the Parliament and imagine themselves as Attar’s birds they would see the reality and their
    absurdity.

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  • Dr,A.K.Tewari
    Aug 25, 2011 - 7:47PM

    @ mr.Aftab , mr. Khalid . a revolution is on in our greate country , I would not have been here to appriciate your sentiments , It is due to the fact that we used to call our father ,,.as ANNA.,. , Otherwise Maneesh Tewari ( Cong. M,P. ) hase done enough to force me to commit suicide as a Tewari ,….?

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