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

Xi expressed Chinas determination to work with Pakistan to broaden cooperation in the fields such as science and innovation, farming and peoples wellness, construct a green, healthy and digital passage, and support Pakistans industrialization to enhance its sustainable advancement ability.
Xi said that China wants to enhance 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 said Pakistan is Chinas concern in neighbourhood diplomacy and encourages its business enterprises to invest.
Pakistan wants to take active actions to promote the construction of the second stage of CPEC, and reinforce cooperation with China in the fields of information, farming and industry technology, said Khan.
This is Khans 4th see to China as he paid last go to in October 2019.

China on Sunday pledged more detailed cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC financial investment programme and called for fixing the Kashmir problem properly and in harmony while opposing any “unilateral actions” that might make complex the scenario as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the leading Chinese management, including President Xi Jinping.
Khan contacted President Xi on the last day of his four-day check out to China to go over a host of concerns consisting of the sluggish rate of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing concerns of Beijing over repeating attacks on Chinese workers operating in its numerous projects in Pakistan.
In his conference with Khan, Xi stated China strongly supports Pakistan in safeguarding nationwide self-reliance, sovereignty, self-respect and combating terrorism, state-run Xinhua news company reported.
He said China wants to join hands with Pakistan to press forward the thorough advancement of the CPEC and make sure the application of crucial tasks.
“Both sides restated that a serene and prosperous South Asia is in the common interest of all parties,” stated a joint statement released at the end of Khans visit to China to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“They emphasised the value 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 briefed the Chinese side on the most current developments on the circumstance in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its issues, position and pressing problems at the moment. The Chinese side repeated that the Kashmir concern was a disagreement left from history, and should be properly and in harmony fixed based on the UN Charter, pertinent Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements. China opposes any unilateral actions that make complex the circumstance,” it said.
In the past, India strongly declined references made to Jammu and Kashmir in a previous joint declaration by Pakistan and China and asserted that the union territory along with Ladakh have actually been and will remain its essential 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 declaration by the 2 countries, stating it remains in Indian territory that has been unlawfully inhabited by Pakistan.
“As in the past, India categorically rejects any referral to Jammu and Kashmir. The union area of Jammu and Kashmir and the union territory of Ladakh has been and will remain an inalienable and essential part of India,” Bagchi had actually stated.
The representative had actually said that India has actually consistently communicated to both China and Pakistan that the so-called CPEC remains in Indias area.
“We resolutely oppose any efforts by other countries to alter the status quo in locations unlawfully occupied by Pakistan as likewise to Pakistan bringing up any material modification in Indian areas under its unlawful profession. We hire parties concerned to stop such actions,” he stated.
The China-Pakistan joint statement also said that China acknowledged Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the battle versus terrorism adding that both sides declared 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 between the armed forces of Pakistan and China”.
China has emerged as Pakistans greatest provider of weapons consisting of battle tanks, fighter airplane and most current naval frigates.”They highlighted that more powerful defence and security cooperation between Pakistan and China was an important aspect of peace and stability in the region,” it said.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi while calling for “firmer self-confidence” in between China and Pakistan relations said that “strategic significance” of all-weather ties are “getting more prominent” as 2 countries signed numerous arrangements to tighten all-weather ties.
The joint statement stated “both sides expressed their strong determination to safeguard CPEC from all risks and unfavorable propaganda”.
Pakistan reaffirmed its commitment to making full-scale efforts for the security of all Chinese personnel, tasks and institutions in Pakistan and the Chinese side expressed its appreciation for the steps taken by Pakistan.
China has actually repeatedly gotten in touch with Pakistan to step up security for thousands of its personnel operating in the CPEC in view of several attacks on them.
Khan applauded the Chinese management for hosting the Winter Olympics which was diplomatically boycotted by the United States and its allies over human rights infractions against Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Corresponding with his visit, the two sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in locations of economic and technical, market, financial investment, infrastructure, space, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, disaster management, culture, sports and occupation education, the joint statement said.
Popular of these agreements whose details are not revealed was the brand-new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to begin the construction of the 2nd phase of the CPEC in which China has so far 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 “produce better future for bilateral relations with firmer self-confidence”, state-run Xinhua news firm reported. He did not elaborate.
The joint statement stated “the two sides are ready to discuss with Afghanistan the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan”.

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