Xi revealed Chinas willingness to work with Pakistan to expand cooperation in the fields such as science and innovation, farming and individualss health and wellbeing, develop a green, digital and healthy passage, and assistance Pakistans industrialization to enhance its sustainable development ability.
Xi said that China wants to reinforce coordination and cooperation with Pakistan on multilateral platforms including the United Nations, to safeguard world and local peace and stability.
On Saturday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in his meeting with Khan stated Pakistan is Chinas priority in area diplomacy and encourages its business enterprises to invest.
Pakistan wants to take active steps to promote the building and construction of the second phase of CPEC, and enhance cooperation with China in the fields of info, market and farming technology, said Khan.
This is Khans 4th see to China as he paid last go to in October 2019.
China on Sunday pledged closer cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC investment programme and called for solving the Kashmir problem correctly and quietly while opposing any “unilateral actions” that might complicate the circumstance as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the top Chinese leadership, including President Xi Jinping.
Khan contacted President Xi on the last day of his four-day see to China to discuss a host of issues including the slow rate of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing issues of Beijing over recurring attacks on Chinese workers working in its numerous tasks in Pakistan.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi stated China firmly supports Pakistan in securing nationwide independence, sovereignty, self-respect and battling terrorism, state-run Xinhua news firm reported.
He stated China is willing to sign up with hands with Pakistan to press forward the in-depth advancement of the CPEC and guarantee the implementation of key jobs.
“Both sides repeated that a serene and thriving South Asia is in the common interest of all parties,” said a joint statement released at the end of Khans see 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 outstanding conflicts to promote local cooperation and advance the objectives of long lasting peace, stability and shared prosperity in the region,” it stated.
“The Pakistan side informed the Chinese side on the latest developments on the scenario in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its concerns, position and pressing issues at the minute. The Chinese side reiterated that the Kashmir issue was a disagreement left from history, and must be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN Charter, appropriate Security Council resolutions and bilateral arrangements. China opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the circumstance,” it stated.
In the past, India strongly rejected recommendations made to Jammu and Kashmir in a previous joint statement by Pakistan and China and asserted that the union territory as well as Ladakh have actually been and will stay its important and inalienable part.
In July 2021, External Affairs Ministry representative Arindam Bagchi had actually challenged reference made to the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in a statement by the two countries, saying it is in Indian territory that has been illegally inhabited 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 remain an inalienable and important part of India,” Bagchi had said.
The spokesperson had actually said that India has regularly conveyed to both China and Pakistan that the so-called CPEC is in Indias area.
“We resolutely oppose any efforts by other countries to alter the status quo in locations unlawfully inhabited by Pakistan as also to Pakistan bringing up any product modification in Indian areas under its prohibited profession. We call upon celebrations concerned to stop such actions,” he said.
The China-Pakistan joint statement likewise said that China recognised Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the fight versus terrorism adding that both sides reaffirmed their dedication to battling terrorism in all its forms 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 emerged as Pakistans most significant provider of weapons including battle tanks, fighter aircraft and newest marine frigates.”They highlighted that more powerful defence and security cooperation in between Pakistan and China was a crucial element of peace and stability in the area,” it stated.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi while calling for “firmer confidence” in between China and Pakistan relations said that “strategic significance” of all-weather ties are “getting more popular” as two nations signed numerous contracts to firm up all-weather ties.
The joint declaration stated “both sides revealed their strong decision to safeguard CPEC from all threats and negative propaganda”.
Pakistan declared its commitment to making full-scale efforts for the security of all Chinese workers, tasks and institutions in Pakistan and the Chinese side revealed its appreciation for the procedures taken by Pakistan.
China has repeatedly called on Pakistan to step up security for countless its personnel operating in the CPEC in view of numerous attacks on them.
Khan applauded the Chinese leadership for hosting the Winter Olympics which was diplomatically boycotted by the US and its allies over human rights infractions against Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Corresponding with his see, the 2 sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in areas of technical and economic, industry, financial investment, infrastructure, space, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, disaster management, culture, sports and employment education, the joint declaration stated.
Popular of these arrangements whose information are not exposed was the new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to begin the construction 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 2 sides to “create better future for bilateral relations with firmer confidence”, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. He did not elaborate.
The joint declaration said “the two sides are ready to discuss with Afghanistan the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan”.