China says opposed to ‘unilateral actions’ to resolve Kashmir issue, Xi & Imran vow to promote CPEC projects in Pakistan

China on Sunday vowed more detailed cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC financial investment program and required dealing with the Kashmir concern correctly and in harmony while opposing any “unilateral actions” that could make complex the circumstance as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the top Chinese leadership, consisting of President Xi Jinping.
Khan contacted President Xi on the last day of his four-day see to China to discuss a host of concerns consisting of the sluggish pace of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing concerns of Beijing over repeating attacks on Chinese personnel working in its various tasks in Pakistan.
In his conference with Khan, Xi stated China securely supports Pakistan in safeguarding national self-reliance, sovereignty, dignity and battling terrorism, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
He stated China wants to join hands with Pakistan to push forward the thorough advancement of the CPEC and make sure the execution of crucial jobs.
“Both sides restated that a tranquil and thriving South Asia remains in the common interest of all parties,” said a joint statement released at the end of Khans visit to China to participate in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“They emphasised the importance of pursuit of discussion and resolution of all impressive disagreements to promote regional cooperation and advance the goals of enduring peace, stability and shared prosperity in the area,” it stated.
“The Pakistan side informed the Chinese side on the most recent developments on the circumstance in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its concerns, position and pushing issues at the minute. The Chinese side restated that the Kashmir issue was a conflict left from history, and need to be effectively and in harmony fixed based on the UN Charter, appropriate Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements. China opposes any unilateral actions that make complex the circumstance,” it stated.
In the past, India strongly rejected referrals made to Jammu and Kashmir in a previous joint declaration by Pakistan and China and asserted that the union territory in addition to Ladakh have been and will remain its important and inalienable part.
In July 2021, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had objected to reference made to the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in a declaration by the 2 nations, saying it remains in Indian area that has actually been illegally inhabited by Pakistan.
“As in the past, India categorically declines any recommendation to Jammu and Kashmir. The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the union area of Ladakh has been and will remain an inalienable and essential part of India,” Bagchi had stated.
The spokesperson had stated that India has actually regularly conveyed to both China and Pakistan that the so-called CPEC is in Indias territory.
“We resolutely oppose any attempts by other nations to alter the status quo in areas unlawfully inhabited by Pakistan as also to Pakistan raising any product modification in Indian areas under its illegal occupation. We call upon parties worried to cease such actions,” he stated.
The China-Pakistan joint statement likewise stated that China acknowledged Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the battle against terrorism including that both sides reaffirmed their dedication to eliminating terrorism in all its kinds and symptoms.
It said, “both sides concurred to continue the momentum in defence cooperation at different levels in between the militaries of Pakistan and China”.
China has become Pakistans greatest provider of weapons including battle tanks, fighter airplane and latest marine frigates.”They underscored that more powerful defence and security cooperation in between Pakistan and China was an important element of peace and stability in the area,” it said.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi while calling for “firmer self-confidence” in between China and Pakistan relations stated that “tactical significance” of all-weather ties are “getting more popular” as two countries signed numerous contracts to firm up all-weather ties.
The joint declaration said “both sides revealed their strong decision to secure CPEC from all threats and unfavorable propaganda”.
Pakistan declared its dedication to making all-out efforts for the security of all Chinese workers, jobs and institutions in Pakistan and the Chinese side expressed its appreciation for the measures taken by Pakistan.
China has repeatedly contacted Pakistan to step up security for countless its personnel working in the CPEC in view of numerous attacks on them.
Khan praised the Chinese management for hosting the Winter Olympics which was diplomatically boycotted by the United States and its allies over human rights infractions versus Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Corresponding with his see, the two sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in locations of financial and technical, industry, financial investment, infrastructure, space, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, catastrophe management, culture, sports and trade education, the joint declaration stated.
Prominent of these agreements whose information are not exposed was the new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to begin the building of the 2nd phase of the CPEC in which China has up until now invested about USD 25 billion, according to its envoy to Islamabad, Nong Rong.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi contacted the two sides to “develop much better future for bilateral relations with firmer confidence”, state-run Xinhua news firm reported. He did not elaborate.
The joint declaration said “the 2 sides are prepared to go over with Afghanistan the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan”.

Xi expressed Chinas determination to work with Pakistan to expand cooperation in the fields such as science and innovation, farming and individualss wellness, build a green, healthy and digital passage, and assistance Pakistans industrialization to enhance its sustainable development capability.
Xi stated that China is prepared to strengthen coordination and cooperation with Pakistan on multilateral platforms including the United Nations, to protect world and regional peace and stability.
On Saturday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in his conference with Khan said Pakistan is Chinas top priority in neighbourhood diplomacy and encourages its business enterprises to invest.
Pakistan is prepared to take active actions to promote the building of the 2nd stage of CPEC, and reinforce cooperation with China in the fields of details, agriculture and industry innovation, said Khan.
This is Khans fourth visit to China as he paid last visit in October 2019.

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