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

Xi expressed Chinas willingness to work with Pakistan to broaden cooperation in the fields such as science and technology, farming and peoples wellness, construct a green, healthy and digital corridor, and assistance Pakistans industrialization to improve its sustainable advancement ability.
Xi stated that China is prepared to strengthen coordination and cooperation with Pakistan on multilateral platforms consisting of 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 top priority in area diplomacy and motivates its service enterprises to invest.
Pakistan wants to take active actions to promote the building and construction of the 2nd phase of CPEC, and enhance cooperation with China in the fields of market, agriculture and information innovation, stated Khan.
This is Khans fourth see to China as he paid last check out in October 2019.

China on Sunday vowed more detailed cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC financial investment program and called for resolving the Kashmir problem correctly and quietly while opposing any “unilateral actions” that might make complex the circumstance 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 visit to China to talk about a host of problems consisting of the slow speed of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing concerns of Beijing over recurring attacks on Chinese workers operating in its numerous projects in Pakistan.
In his conference with Khan, Xi said China firmly supports Pakistan in protecting nationwide self-reliance, sovereignty, dignity and battling terrorism, state-run Xinhua news firm reported.
He said China is prepared to join hands with Pakistan to press forward the in-depth development of the CPEC and make sure the application of essential jobs.
“Both sides reiterated that a thriving and tranquil South Asia remains in the common interest of all parties,” stated a joint declaration released at the end of Khans check out to China to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“They emphasised the importance of pursuit of discussion and resolution of all exceptional conflicts to promote regional cooperation and advance the objectives of long lasting peace, stability and shared prosperity in the region,” it said.
“The Pakistan side briefed the Chinese side on the most current advancements on the scenario in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its issues, position and pushing concerns at the moment. The Chinese side reiterated that the Kashmir concern was a dispute left from history, and should be properly and peacefully fixed based on the UN Charter, pertinent Security Council resolutions and bilateral contracts. China opposes any unilateral actions that make complex the situation,” it stated.
In the past, India strongly declined referrals made to Jammu and Kashmir in a previous joint statement by Pakistan and China and asserted that the union area in addition to Ladakh have been and will remain its inalienable and integral 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 two countries, stating it remains in Indian territory that has actually been illegally inhabited by Pakistan.
“As in the past, India categorically rejects any referral to Jammu and Kashmir. The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the union territory of Ladakh has been and will remain a important and inalienable part of India,” Bagchi had actually stated.
The representative had said that India has 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 unlawfully inhabited by Pakistan as likewise to Pakistan bringing up any product change in Indian territories under its unlawful occupation. We hire celebrations worried to stop such actions,” he said.
The China-Pakistan joint declaration also stated that China recognised Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the battle against terrorism adding that both sides declared their dedication to combating terrorism in all its types and manifestations.
It stated, “both sides consented to continue the momentum in defence cooperation at numerous levels between the armed forces of Pakistan and China”.
China has emerged as Pakistans most significant supplier of weapons including battle tanks, fighter airplane and latest marine frigates.”They underscored that stronger defence and security cooperation between Pakistan and China was an important element of peace and stability in the area,” it stated.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi while requiring “firmer self-confidence” in between China and Pakistan relations stated that “tactical significance” of all-weather ties are “getting more prominent” as 2 countries signed several contracts to firm up all-weather ties.
The joint statement stated “both sides revealed their strong determination to protect CPEC from all risks and negative 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 revealed its gratitude for the measures taken by Pakistan.
China has consistently called on Pakistan to step up security for thousands of its workers working in the CPEC in view of a number of attacks on them.
Khan applauded the Chinese management for hosting the Winter Olympics which was diplomatically boycotted by the US and its allies over human rights infractions versus Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Accompanying his see, the two sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in areas of economic and technical, market, financial investment, facilities, area, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, catastrophe management, culture, sports and professional education, the joint statement stated.
Prominent of these contracts whose details are not exposed was the brand-new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to begin the construction of the 2nd stage 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 confidence”, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. He did not elaborate.
The joint statement said “the 2 sides are all set to discuss with Afghanistan the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan”.

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