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


China on Sunday vowed closer cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC financial investment program and called for solving the Kashmir issue properly and quietly while opposing any “unilateral actions” that could complicate the situation as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the top Chinese leadership, including President Xi Jinping.
Khan gotten in touch with President Xi on the last day of his four-day visit to China to discuss a host of concerns including the sluggish pace of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing issues of Beijing over repeating attacks on Chinese personnel working in its numerous tasks in Pakistan.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi said China strongly supports Pakistan in protecting nationwide independence, sovereignty, self-respect and fighting terrorism, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
He said China wants to join hands with Pakistan to press forward the thorough development of the CPEC and guarantee the implementation of key tasks.
“Both sides restated that a prosperous and tranquil South Asia is in the typical interest of all celebrations,” said a joint statement released at the end of Khans check out to China to attend the opening event of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“They stressed the significance of pursuit of discussion and resolution of all exceptional disagreements to promote regional cooperation and advance the goals of long lasting peace, stability and shared prosperity in the area,” it stated.
“The Pakistan side briefed the Chinese side on the most recent advancements on the circumstance in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its concerns, position and pushing concerns at the moment. The Chinese side reiterated that the Kashmir problem was a conflict left from history, and should be appropriately and in harmony solved based on the UN Charter, pertinent Security Council resolutions and bilateral arrangements. China opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the situation,” it said.
In the past, India strongly turned down referrals made to Jammu and Kashmir in a previous joint statement by Pakistan and China and asserted that the union area along with Ladakh have been and will stay its inalienable and important 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 nations, stating it is in Indian area that has actually been illegally inhabited by Pakistan.
“As in the past, India categorically declines any reference to Jammu and Kashmir. The union area of Jammu and Kashmir and the union area of Ladakh has actually been and will remain a essential and inalienable part of India,” Bagchi had said.
The spokesperson had 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 illegally occupied by Pakistan as also to Pakistan raising any material modification in Indian areas under its illegal occupation. We hire celebrations concerned to cease such actions,” he said.
The China-Pakistan joint statement also said that China identified Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the fight against terrorism adding that both sides declared their commitment to eliminating terrorism in all its types and manifestations.
It said, “both sides consented to continue the momentum in defence cooperation at numerous levels between the militaries of Pakistan and China”.
China has become Pakistans biggest provider of weapons including fight tanks, fighter airplane and newest naval frigates.”They underscored that more powerful defence and security cooperation between Pakistan and China was an essential element of peace and stability in the area,” it stated.
In his conference 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 two countries signed numerous agreements to firm up all-weather ties.
The joint statement stated “both sides revealed their strong decision to secure CPEC from all hazards and unfavorable propaganda”.
Pakistan reaffirmed its dedication to making full-blown efforts for the security of all Chinese workers, projects and organizations in Pakistan and the Chinese side revealed its appreciation for the procedures taken by Pakistan.
China has actually repeatedly gotten in touch with Pakistan to step up security for countless its personnel working in the CPEC in view of several 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 offenses against Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Coinciding with his see, the two sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in areas of technical and economic, industry, financial investment, infrastructure, area, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, catastrophe management, culture, sports and occupation education, the joint declaration stated.
Popular of these arrangements whose details are not revealed was the new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to begin the building and 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 two sides to “develop better future for bilateral relations with firmer self-confidence”, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. He did not elaborate.
The joint statement stated “the two sides are all set to go over with Afghanistan the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan”.

Xi revealed Chinas willingness to work with Pakistan to expand cooperation in the fields such as science and technology, agriculture and peoples wellness, develop a green, healthy and digital corridor, and support Pakistans industrialization to improve its sustainable advancement capability.
Xi stated that China wants to strengthen coordination and cooperation with Pakistan on multilateral platforms including the United Nations, to safeguard world and regional peace and stability.
On Saturday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in his conference with Khan said Pakistan is Chinas concern in neighbourhood diplomacy and motivates its company enterprises to invest.
Pakistan is willing to take active actions to promote the building and construction of the second phase of CPEC, and strengthen cooperation with China in the fields of market, information and farming innovation, said Khan.
This is Khans 4th check out to China as he paid last go to in October 2019.


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