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

Xi revealed Chinas determination to work with Pakistan to broaden cooperation in the fields such as science and innovation, farming and peoples wellness, build a green, digital and healthy corridor, and support Pakistans industrialization to enhance its sustainable development ability.
Xi said that China is willing to reinforce 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 stated Pakistan is Chinas priority in area diplomacy and motivates its company enterprises to invest.
Pakistan is willing to take active actions to promote the building of the 2nd stage of CPEC, and reinforce cooperation with China in the fields of farming, market and information innovation, stated Khan.
This is Khans fourth visit 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 investment program and called for solving the Kashmir concern correctly and peacefully while opposing any “unilateral actions” that could complicate the circumstance 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 discuss a host of problems consisting of the slow speed 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 conference with Khan, Xi said China securely supports Pakistan in safeguarding national independence, sovereignty, self-respect and fighting terrorism, state-run Xinhua news firm reported.
He said China wants to sign up with hands with Pakistan to press forward the extensive advancement of the CPEC and ensure the implementation of key projects.
“Both sides restated that a thriving and tranquil South Asia remains in the common interest of all celebrations,” said a joint declaration provided at the end of Khans see to China to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“They emphasised the importance of pursuit of dialogue and resolution of all impressive disagreements to promote regional cooperation and advance the objectives of lasting peace, stability and shared prosperity in the area,” it said.
“The Pakistan side informed the Chinese side on the most recent developments on the scenario in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its concerns, position and pressing issues at the moment. The Chinese side restated that the Kashmir issue was a dispute left from history, and ought to be correctly and quietly fixed based on the UN Charter, appropriate Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements. China opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the scenario,” it said.
In the past, India highly declined recommendations 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 two nations, saying it remains in Indian area that has actually been unlawfully occupied by Pakistan.
“As in the past, India categorically declines any recommendation to Jammu and Kashmir. The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the union area of Ladakh has been and will remain a essential and inalienable part of India,” Bagchi had actually stated.
The spokesperson had actually stated that India has consistently conveyed to both China and Pakistan that the so-called CPEC is in Indias territory.
“We resolutely oppose any attempts by other countries to change the status quo in locations illegally occupied by Pakistan as also to Pakistan raising any material change in Indian territories under its unlawful profession. We hire celebrations concerned to cease such actions,” he said.
The China-Pakistan joint declaration also said that China acknowledged Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the battle versus terrorism including that both sides declared their dedication to eliminating terrorism in all its types and manifestations.
It said, “both sides concurred to continue the momentum in defence cooperation at various levels in between the militaries of Pakistan and China”.
China has emerged as Pakistans biggest provider of weapons consisting of battle tanks, fighter aircraft and most current marine frigates.”They highlighted that stronger defence and security cooperation in between Pakistan and China was a crucial element of peace and stability in the area,” it stated.
In his conference with Khan, Xi while requiring “firmer confidence” in between China and Pakistan relations said that “strategic significance” of all-weather ties are “getting more prominent” as two countries signed several agreements to tighten all-weather ties.
The joint declaration said “both sides revealed their strong determination to protect CPEC from all hazards and negative propaganda”.
Pakistan declared its commitment to making full-blown efforts for the security of all Chinese personnel, projects and organizations in Pakistan and the Chinese side expressed its appreciation for the procedures taken by Pakistan.
China has consistently contacted Pakistan to step up security for thousands of its personnel operating in the CPEC in view of a number of attacks on them.
Khan praised the Chinese leadership for hosting the Winter Olympics which was diplomatically boycotted by the United States and its allies over human rights offenses against Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Accompanying his visit, the two sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in areas of financial and technical, industry, financial investment, facilities, space, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, disaster management, culture, sports and professional education, the joint statement stated.
Popular of these arrangements whose information are not revealed was the brand-new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to begin the construction of the 2nd stage of the CPEC in which China has actually so far 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 much better future for bilateral relations with firmer confidence”, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. He did not elaborate.
The joint declaration said “the 2 sides are all set to talk about with Afghanistan the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan”.

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