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


China on Sunday pledged better cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC financial investment programme and called for solving the Kashmir issue properly and peacefully while opposing any “unilateral actions” that could make complex the scenario as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the leading Chinese management, including President Xi Jinping.
Khan called on President Xi on the last day of his four-day check out to China to talk about a host of concerns including the slow pace of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing concerns of Beijing over repeating attacks on Chinese personnel operating in its various tasks in Pakistan.
In his conference with Khan, Xi stated China securely supports Pakistan in securing nationwide self-reliance, sovereignty, self-respect and battling terrorism, state-run Xinhua news company reported.
He stated China wants to sign up with hands with Pakistan to push forward the extensive development of the CPEC and guarantee the implementation of key jobs.
“Both sides restated that a prosperous and serene South Asia is in the typical interest of all celebrations,” said a joint statement released at the end of Khans visit to China to go to the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“They stressed the value of pursuit of discussion and resolution of all impressive disputes to promote local cooperation and advance the goals of enduring peace, stability and shared prosperity in the region,” it said.
“The Pakistan side briefed the Chinese side on the most recent developments on the circumstance in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its concerns, position and pressing problems at the moment. The Chinese side restated that the Kashmir concern was a dispute left from history, and ought to be effectively and peacefully solved based on the UN Charter, appropriate Security Council resolutions and bilateral arrangements. China opposes any unilateral actions that make complex the circumstance,” it said.
In the past, India strongly declined referrals made to Jammu and Kashmir in a previous joint declaration by Pakistan and China and asserted that the union area along with Ladakh have been and will remain its inalienable and essential 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 statement by the 2 nations, stating it remains in Indian area that has actually been unlawfully occupied by Pakistan.
“As in the past, India categorically turns down any reference to Jammu and Kashmir. The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the union territory of Ladakh has actually been and will stay a important and inalienable part of India,” Bagchi had stated.
The spokesperson had actually said that India has regularly conveyed to both China and Pakistan that the so-called CPEC remains in Indias area.
“We resolutely oppose any attempts by other countries to change the status quo in areas unlawfully inhabited by Pakistan as also to Pakistan raising any product change in Indian territories under its prohibited profession. We call upon celebrations concerned to cease such actions,” he stated.
The China-Pakistan joint declaration likewise stated that China recognised Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the battle against terrorism including that both sides declared their dedication to combating terrorism in all its types and symptoms.
It stated, “both sides accepted continue the momentum in defence cooperation at various levels between the militaries of Pakistan and China”.
China has actually emerged as Pakistans most significant supplier of weapons consisting of fight tanks, fighter aircraft and newest marine frigates.”They highlighted that stronger defence and security cooperation between Pakistan and China was an essential aspect of peace and stability in the area,” it stated.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi while requiring “firmer confidence” between China and Pakistan relations said that “strategic significance” of all-weather ties are “getting more popular” as two nations signed several agreements to firm up all-weather ties.
The joint declaration stated “both sides expressed their strong determination to safeguard CPEC from all risks and unfavorable propaganda”.
Pakistan declared its dedication to making all-out efforts for the security of all Chinese personnel, tasks and institutions in Pakistan and the Chinese side expressed its appreciation for the measures taken by Pakistan.
China has consistently contacted Pakistan to step up security for thousands of its workers working in the CPEC in view of several attacks on them.
Khan praised the Chinese management for hosting the Winter Olympics which was diplomatically boycotted by the US and its allies over human rights violations against Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Accompanying his see, the two sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in areas of economic and technical, industry, investment, facilities, space, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, catastrophe management, culture, sports and professional education, the joint statement said.
Prominent of these arrangements whose information are not revealed was the brand-new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to start the building of the 2nd stage 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 two sides to “produce much better future for bilateral relations with firmer confidence”, state-run Xinhua news firm reported. He did not elaborate.
The joint statement stated “the 2 sides are all set to talk about with Afghanistan the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan”.

Xi expressed Chinas desire to work with Pakistan to expand cooperation in the fields such as science and technology, farming and individualss health and wellbeing, construct a green, digital and healthy corridor, and assistance Pakistans industrialization to enhance its sustainable advancement capability.
Xi said that China wants to strengthen coordination and cooperation with Pakistan on multilateral platforms including the United Nations, to secure world and regional peace and stability.
On Saturday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in his conference with Khan stated Pakistan is Chinas priority in neighbourhood diplomacy and motivates its service enterprises to invest.
Pakistan is ready to take active steps to promote the construction of the second phase of CPEC, and strengthen cooperation with China in the fields of market, agriculture and information innovation, stated Khan.
This is Khans 4th see to China as he paid last see in October 2019.


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