Xi revealed Chinas desire to deal with Pakistan to expand cooperation in the fields such as science and technology, agriculture and individualss wellness, develop a green, healthy and digital corridor, and support Pakistans industrialization to enhance its sustainable advancement capability.
Xi stated that China is willing to reinforce coordination and cooperation with Pakistan on multilateral platforms including the United Nations, to protect world and local peace and stability.
On Saturday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in his conference with Khan said Pakistan is Chinas priority in neighbourhood diplomacy and encourages its company enterprises to invest.
Pakistan wants to take active steps to promote the construction of the second stage of CPEC, and enhance cooperation with China in the fields of market, farming and info innovation, stated Khan.
This is Khans 4th see to China as he paid last check out in October 2019.
China on Sunday vowed better cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC investment program and required fixing the Kashmir problem effectively and peacefully while opposing any “unilateral actions” that could complicate the scenario as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the top Chinese leadership, consisting of President Xi Jinping.
Khan gotten in touch with President Xi on the last day of his four-day check out to China to go over a host of issues consisting of the sluggish pace of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing concerns of Beijing over recurring attacks on Chinese workers working in its numerous tasks in Pakistan.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi stated China securely supports Pakistan in safeguarding national self-reliance, sovereignty, dignity and battling terrorism, state-run Xinhua news firm reported.
He said China is ready to join hands with Pakistan to push forward the thorough development of the CPEC and make sure the application of essential jobs.
“Both sides restated that a peaceful and prosperous South Asia remains in the typical interest of all celebrations,” said a joint declaration released at the end of Khans check out to China to participate in the opening event of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“They stressed the importance of pursuit of dialogue and resolution of all exceptional disputes to promote regional cooperation and advance the objectives of long lasting peace, stability and shared success in the region,” it stated.
“The Pakistan side informed the Chinese side on the most recent developments on the scenario in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its concerns, position and pressing concerns at the minute. The Chinese side repeated that the Kashmir concern was a dispute left from history, and need to be correctly and quietly dealt with based upon the UN Charter, relevant Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements. China opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the situation,” it stated.
In the past, India strongly declined references made to Jammu and Kashmir in a previous joint statement by Pakistan and China and asserted that the union area as well as Ladakh have been and will remain its inalienable and important part.
In July 2021, External Affairs Ministry representative Arindam Bagchi had actually objected to reference made to the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in a declaration by the two countries, stating it remains in Indian area that has actually been unlawfully occupied by Pakistan.
“As in the past, India unconditionally rejects any recommendation to Jammu and Kashmir. The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the union area of Ladakh has actually been and will remain an inalienable and integral part of India,” Bagchi had actually said.
The representative had stated that India has actually consistently communicated to both China and Pakistan that the so-called CPEC remains in Indias territory.
“We resolutely oppose any efforts by other countries to alter the status quo in locations illegally inhabited by Pakistan as also to Pakistan raising any product modification in Indian territories under its unlawful occupation. We call upon parties concerned to stop such actions,” he said.
The China-Pakistan joint statement also stated that China recognised Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the fight versus terrorism including that both sides declared their dedication to combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
It stated, “both sides concurred to continue the momentum in defence cooperation at various levels in between the armed forces of Pakistan and China”.
China has actually become Pakistans greatest supplier of weapons consisting of fight tanks, fighter airplane and most current naval frigates.”They highlighted that stronger defence and security cooperation between Pakistan and China was an important aspect of peace and stability in the region,” it said.
In his conference with Khan, Xi while calling for “firmer confidence” between China and Pakistan relations stated that “strategic significance” of all-weather ties are “getting more prominent” as 2 countries signed several arrangements to firm up all-weather ties.
The joint statement stated “both sides revealed their strong determination to protect CPEC from all hazards and negative propaganda”.
Pakistan reaffirmed its commitment to making full-scale efforts for the security of all Chinese personnel, projects and institutions in Pakistan and the Chinese side expressed its appreciation for the steps taken by Pakistan.
China has actually consistently gotten in touch with Pakistan to step up security for thousands of its personnel operating in the CPEC in view of numerous attacks on them.
Khan praised the Chinese leadership for hosting the Winter Olympics which was diplomatically boycotted by the United States and its allies over human rights violations versus Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Corresponding with his check out, the two sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in locations of technical and economic, market, financial investment, facilities, space, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, disaster management, culture, sports and professional education, the joint declaration said.
Prominent of these arrangements whose information are not exposed was the brand-new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to begin the construction of the 2nd phase of the CPEC in which China has actually up until now invested about USD 25 billion, according to its envoy to Islamabad, Nong Rong.
In his conference with Khan, Xi called on the 2 sides to “develop much better future for bilateral relations with firmer self-confidence”, state-run Xinhua news company reported. He did not elaborate.
The joint statement said “the two sides are all set to discuss with Afghanistan the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan”.