Chinese ambassador calls on FM Dar

Foreign minister assures 'unwavering commitment' to strengthening bilateral ties and advancing Phase-II CPEC

March 18, 2024


Chinese Ambassador Jiang Zaidong met Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday and reaffirmed the indispensable strategic cooperative partnership for the progress and prosperity of both countries.

In a statement released by the foreign affairs ministry, Dar maintained that the partnership between the two countries was "an anchor of regional peace and stability".

The foreign minister “reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to making joint endeavours for further deepening bilateral relations and to advance phase-II of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as envisaged by the leadership of two countries”.

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Ambassador Jiang echoed the sentiments, underscoring the special importance China accords to Pakistan and its firm support for Pakistan’s socioeconomic development, and industrial and agriculture cooperation. He also agreed with the foreign minister on high-quality development of CPEC Phase-II.

Last week, a Chinese foreign minister spokesperson stated that China attaches high importance to promoting its relations with Pakistan and stands ready to jointly work to carry forward traditional friendship and advance practical cooperation between the two countries.

“We send our warm congratulations to Mr Zardari on assumption as president,” Wang Wenbin said in his regular briefing while commenting on the oath-taking of Asif Ali Zardari as President of Pakistan.

He emphasized the significance Beijing attaches to upgrading the China-Pakistan All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership to build an even closer community with a shared future in the new era.


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