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


Xi revealed Chinas desire to work with Pakistan to broaden cooperation in the fields such as science and innovation, farming and peoples wellbeing, build a green, healthy and digital corridor, and assistance Pakistans industrialization to improve its sustainable advancement capability.
Xi said that China wants to reinforce coordination and cooperation with Pakistan on multilateral platforms including the United Nations, to secure world and local peace and stability.
On Saturday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in his conference with Khan said Pakistan is Chinas priority in area diplomacy and encourages its service enterprises to invest.
Pakistan wants to take active actions to promote the building and construction of the second phase of CPEC, and enhance cooperation with China in the fields of market, agriculture and information technology, stated Khan.
This is Khans fourth check out to China as he paid last see in October 2019.

China on Sunday promised better cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC financial investment program and required resolving the Kashmir problem effectively and quietly while opposing any “unilateral actions” that might complicate the scenario as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the top Chinese leadership, consisting of President Xi Jinping.
Khan gotten in touch with President Xi on the last day of his four-day see to China to go over a host of issues consisting of the sluggish pace of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing issues of Beijing over recurring attacks on Chinese personnel working in its various projects in Pakistan.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi stated China securely supports Pakistan in safeguarding nationwide independence, sovereignty, self-respect and battling terrorism, state-run Xinhua news firm reported.
He stated China is willing to join hands with Pakistan to push forward the extensive development of the CPEC and ensure the execution of key projects.
“Both sides restated that a flourishing and serene South Asia is in the common interest of all celebrations,” said a joint statement issued at the end of Khans visit to China to go to the opening event of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“They stressed the value of pursuit of dialogue and resolution of all exceptional disagreements to promote regional cooperation and advance the objectives of lasting peace, stability and shared prosperity in the region,” it said.
“The Pakistan side informed the Chinese side on the latest advancements on the situation in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its concerns, position and pressing issues at the minute. The Chinese side restated that the Kashmir concern was a disagreement left from history, and ought to be correctly and peacefully solved based on the UN Charter, appropriate Security Council resolutions and bilateral contracts. China opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the scenario,” 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 territory along with Ladakh have actually been and will stay its integral 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 2 nations, saying it is in Indian territory that has actually been unlawfully inhabited 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 actually been and will stay a integral and inalienable part of India,” Bagchi had said.
The spokesperson had said that India has consistently conveyed to both China and Pakistan that the so-called CPEC is in Indias area.
“We resolutely oppose any attempts by other nations to alter the status quo in areas unlawfully occupied by Pakistan as likewise to Pakistan raising any material modification in Indian areas under its unlawful occupation. We hire parties concerned to stop such actions,” he stated.
The China-Pakistan joint declaration likewise stated that China identified Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the battle versus terrorism adding that both sides declared their commitment to eliminating terrorism in all its types and symptoms.
It said, “both sides consented to continue the momentum in defence cooperation at numerous levels in between the armed forces of Pakistan and China”.
China has emerged as Pakistans greatest supplier of weapons including battle tanks, fighter aircraft and most current marine frigates.”They highlighted that stronger defence and security cooperation between Pakistan and China was a crucial aspect of peace and stability in the region,” it stated.
In his conference 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 2 countries signed several arrangements to firm up all-weather ties.
The joint statement said “both sides revealed their strong decision to secure CPEC from all threats and negative propaganda”.
Pakistan declared its commitment to making full-blown efforts for the security of all Chinese workers, projects and organizations 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 working in the CPEC in view of numerous 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 offenses against Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Accompanying his see, the two sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in locations of economic and technical, market, investment, facilities, area, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, disaster management, culture, sports and occupation education, the joint declaration stated.
Popular of these agreements whose information are not revealed was the brand-new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to begin the building 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 meeting with Khan, Xi called on the 2 sides to “produce much 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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