Xi revealed Chinas determination to work with Pakistan to broaden cooperation in the fields such as science and technology, agriculture and individualss wellness, develop a green, healthy and digital corridor, and support Pakistans industrialization to improve its sustainable development capability.
Xi stated that China wants 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 conference with Khan stated Pakistan is Chinas top priority in neighbourhood diplomacy and motivates its service enterprises to invest.
Pakistan is willing to take active actions to promote the building of the second stage of CPEC, and enhance cooperation with China in the fields of farming, industry and information technology, stated Khan.
This is Khans 4th visit to China as he paid last see in October 2019.
China on Sunday vowed closer cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC financial investment program and called for fixing the Kashmir issue properly and quietly while opposing any “unilateral actions” that might complicate the scenario as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the top Chinese leadership, including President Xi Jinping.
Khan contacted President Xi on the last day of his four-day see to China to go over a host of concerns consisting of the slow rate of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing issues of Beijing over repeating attacks on Chinese workers working in its numerous tasks in Pakistan.
In his meeting with Khan, Xi stated China securely supports Pakistan in safeguarding national self-reliance, sovereignty, self-respect and battling terrorism, state-run Xinhua news company reported.
He stated China wants to join hands with Pakistan to press forward the thorough advancement of the CPEC and ensure the application of key jobs.
“Both sides restated that a serene and thriving South Asia is in the typical interest of all celebrations,” said a joint statement released 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 conflicts to promote local cooperation and advance the goals of enduring peace, stability and shared success in the area,” it stated.
“The Pakistan side informed the Chinese side on the most recent developments on the circumstance in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its concerns, position and pushing issues at the moment. The Chinese side repeated that the Kashmir issue was a conflict left from history, and ought to be effectively and peacefully solved based on the UN Charter, pertinent 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 area in addition to Ladakh have actually been and will remain its inalienable and integral part.
In July 2021, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had challenged reference made to the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in a statement by the 2 nations, stating it remains in Indian territory that has actually been illegally inhabited by Pakistan.
“As in the past, India categorically turns down any reference to Jammu and Kashmir. The union area of Jammu and Kashmir and the union territory of Ladakh has been and will remain an inalienable and important part of India,” Bagchi had actually stated.
The spokesperson had actually said that India has actually consistently communicated to both China and Pakistan that the so-called CPEC remains in Indias area.
“We resolutely oppose any attempts by other nations to alter the status quo in areas unlawfully occupied by Pakistan as also to Pakistan raising any product modification in Indian areas under its illegal profession. We hire celebrations worried to stop such actions,” he said.
The China-Pakistan joint declaration also stated that China identified Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the fight against terrorism including that both sides declared their dedication to eliminating terrorism in all its types and manifestations.
It said, “both sides accepted continue the momentum in defence cooperation at different levels in between the armed forces of Pakistan and China”.
China has actually emerged as Pakistans biggest provider of weapons consisting of battle tanks, fighter aircraft and most current naval frigates.”They underscored that more powerful 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 self-confidence” in between China and Pakistan relations stated that “strategic significance” of all-weather ties are “getting more prominent” as two nations signed several arrangements to tighten all-weather ties.
The joint declaration said “both sides expressed their strong determination to protect CPEC from all dangers and unfavorable propaganda”.
Pakistan reaffirmed its dedication to making full-blown efforts for the security of all Chinese personnel, tasks and institutions in Pakistan and the Chinese side expressed its gratitude for the measures taken by Pakistan.
China has repeatedly contacted Pakistan to step up security for thousands of 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 United States and its allies over human rights violations versus Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Accompanying his check out, the 2 sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in locations of technical and financial, industry, investment, infrastructure, area, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, catastrophe management, culture, sports and employment education, the joint statement said.
Popular of these agreements whose details are not exposed was the new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to start the building 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 2 sides to “create better future for bilateral relations with firmer self-confidence”, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. He did not elaborate.
The joint declaration stated “the two sides are ready to talk about with Afghanistan the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan”.