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

Xi expressed Chinas willingness to deal with Pakistan to broaden cooperation in the fields such as science and innovation, agriculture and peoples health and wellbeing, construct a green, digital and healthy 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 protect world and local peace and stability.
On Saturday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in his conference with Khan said Pakistan is Chinas top priority in neighbourhood diplomacy and encourages its organization enterprises to invest.
Pakistan is ready to take active steps to promote the construction of the second stage of CPEC, and strengthen cooperation with China in the fields of details, market and agriculture innovation, said Khan.
This is Khans fourth visit to China as he paid last see in October 2019.

China on Sunday promised closer cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC investment program and required dealing with the Kashmir problem correctly and quietly while opposing any “unilateral actions” that could make complex the scenario as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the top Chinese management, consisting of 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 sluggish pace of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing concerns of Beijing over recurring attacks on Chinese workers working in its different tasks in Pakistan.
In his conference with Khan, Xi said China securely supports Pakistan in safeguarding national independence, sovereignty, self-respect and battling terrorism, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
He stated China is ready to join hands with Pakistan to press forward the in-depth advancement of the CPEC and guarantee the implementation of key tasks.
“Both sides repeated that a thriving and serene South Asia is in the common interest of all celebrations,” said a joint declaration issued at the end of Khans see to China to participate in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“They stressed the importance of pursuit of discussion and resolution of all exceptional conflicts to promote regional cooperation and advance the goals of long lasting peace, stability and shared prosperity in the region,” it said.
“The Pakistan side briefed the Chinese side on the current developments on the circumstance in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its issues, position and pushing issues at the minute. The Chinese side repeated that the Kashmir issue was a conflict left from history, and must be correctly and peacefully solved based on the UN Charter, appropriate Security Council resolutions and bilateral arrangements. China opposes any unilateral actions that make complex the circumstance,” it said.
In the past, India strongly turned down recommendations made to Jammu and Kashmir in a previous joint declaration by Pakistan and China and asserted that the union territory along with Ladakh have been and will remain its integral and inalienable part.
In July 2021, External Affairs Ministry representative Arindam Bagchi had challenged reference made to the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in a statement by the two countries, stating it remains in Indian area that has been unlawfully inhabited by Pakistan.
“As in the past, India unconditionally turns down any reference to Jammu and Kashmir. The union area of Jammu and Kashmir and the union territory of Ladakh has actually been and will stay a important and inalienable part of India,” Bagchi had stated.
The representative had actually stated that India has actually regularly communicated to both China and Pakistan that the so-called CPEC remains in Indias territory.
“We resolutely oppose any efforts by other nations to alter the status quo in areas unlawfully occupied by Pakistan as likewise to Pakistan raising any material change in Indian territories under its unlawful occupation. We call upon parties worried to stop such actions,” he stated.
The China-Pakistan joint declaration also said that China recognised Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the battle versus terrorism adding that both sides declared their dedication to combating 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 militaries of Pakistan and China”.
China has become Pakistans biggest supplier of weapons including fight tanks, fighter aircraft and latest naval frigates.”They highlighted that stronger defence and security cooperation between Pakistan and China was an essential aspect of peace and stability in the area,” it said.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi while requiring “firmer self-confidence” between China and Pakistan relations said that “strategic significance” of all-weather ties are “getting more prominent” as two nations signed a number of contracts to firm up all-weather ties.
The joint statement said “both sides expressed their strong decision to protect CPEC from all hazards and negative propaganda”.
Pakistan reaffirmed its commitment to making full-scale efforts for the security of all Chinese personnel, jobs and institutions in Pakistan and the Chinese side revealed its gratitude for the measures taken by Pakistan.
China has actually consistently called on 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 US and its allies over human rights violations against Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Accompanying his check out, the 2 sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in areas of technical and economic, industry, investment, infrastructure, area, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, catastrophe management, culture, sports and occupation education, the joint statement stated.
Prominent of these agreements whose details are not revealed was the new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to start the building 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 two 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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