Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office of the Communist Party of China Yang Jiechi lauded Pakistan's role in combating terrorism and Islamabad's efforts for regional peace, especially in South Asia.
He also appreciated Pakistan's support for reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan, Radio Pakistan reported.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, during his meeting with the Communist Party director on Wednesday, reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project saying that the "mega project is contributing towards the country's economic development and prosperity".
Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Mr. Yang Jiechi, Member of the Politburo and Director, Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office at Beijing. pic.twitter.com/5NOGL9hDBJ— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) March 20, 2019
The foreign minister also expressed satisfaction over the deliberations in the first Strategic Dialogue between Pakistan and China, reflecting complete convergence of views on issues of mutual interest.
He appreciated Chinese consistent support for Pakistan's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
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Yang Jiechi stated that, "Pak-China relationship was time-tested and an example in inter-state relations."
"CPEC has injected a fresh impetus to bilateral economic cooperation."
Yang also expressed satisfaction over the high-level contact between Pakistan and China and expressed hope that Prime Minister Imran Khan would attend the belt and road conference set to take place in Beijing.
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Jeishi also assured the foreign minister of his full support in building closer China-Pakistan Community of Shared Future in the new era.
He also appreciated Pakistan's support for reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan.