Xi revealed Chinas willingness to deal 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 advancement ability.
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 meeting with Khan said Pakistan is Chinas top priority in neighbourhood diplomacy and motivates its business enterprises to invest.
Pakistan is willing to take active actions to promote the construction of the second phase of CPEC, and enhance cooperation with China in the fields of farming, industry and details innovation, stated Khan.
This is Khans 4th visit to China as he paid last go to in October 2019.
China on Sunday promised more detailed cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC investment programme and called for fixing the Kashmir problem effectively and quietly while opposing any “unilateral actions” that could make complex the scenario as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the top Chinese leadership, including President Xi Jinping.
Khan called on President Xi on the last day of his four-day check out to China to discuss a host of issues consisting of the sluggish speed of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing issues of Beijing over recurring attacks on Chinese workers operating in its different tasks in Pakistan.
In his conference with Khan, Xi stated China securely supports Pakistan in protecting national self-reliance, sovereignty, dignity and fighting terrorism, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
He stated China is ready to join hands with Pakistan to push forward the extensive advancement of the CPEC and guarantee the execution of crucial projects.
“Both sides repeated that a thriving and peaceful South Asia is in the common interest of all parties,” stated a joint declaration issued at the end of Khans visit to China to attend the opening event of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“They stressed the significance of pursuit of discussion and resolution of all outstanding disputes to promote local cooperation and advance the objectives of lasting 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 issues, position and pushing issues at the moment. The Chinese side repeated that the Kashmir issue was a dispute left from history, and ought to be effectively and in harmony dealt with based on the UN Charter, relevant Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements. China opposes any unilateral actions that make complex the scenario,” it stated.
In the past, India strongly declined references 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 important 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 two countries, saying it is in Indian area that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan.
“As in the past, India categorically rejects any recommendation to Jammu and Kashmir. The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the union territory of Ladakh has been and will stay an inalienable and essential part of India,” Bagchi had stated.
The spokesperson had said that India has actually consistently conveyed to both China and Pakistan that the so-called CPEC remains in Indias territory.
“We resolutely oppose any efforts by other nations to change the status quo in areas unlawfully inhabited by Pakistan as likewise to Pakistan bringing up any material change in Indian territories under its illegal occupation. We call upon celebrations concerned to stop such actions,” he stated.
The China-Pakistan joint statement likewise stated that China acknowledged Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the battle versus terrorism including that both sides declared their commitment to combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
It said, “both sides accepted continue the momentum in defence cooperation at different levels between the militaries of Pakistan and China”.
China has actually emerged as Pakistans biggest provider of weapons including battle tanks, fighter airplane and newest naval frigates.”They highlighted that more powerful defence and security cooperation in between Pakistan and China was a crucial aspect of peace and stability in the region,” it said.
In his conference with Khan, Xi while requiring “firmer self-confidence” in between China and Pakistan relations said that “tactical significance” of all-weather ties are “getting more prominent” as 2 countries signed a number of arrangements to firm up all-weather ties.
The joint statement said “both sides expressed their strong decision to protect CPEC from all risks and negative propaganda”.
Pakistan reaffirmed its commitment to making all-out efforts for the security of all Chinese workers, projects and institutions in Pakistan and the Chinese side revealed its gratitude for the procedures taken by Pakistan.
China has consistently called on Pakistan to step up security for countless its personnel operating in the CPEC in view of numerous attacks on them.
Khan praised the Chinese management for hosting the Winter Olympics which was diplomatically boycotted by the US and its allies over human rights infractions versus Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Accompanying his check out, the two sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in locations of economic and technical, industry, investment, infrastructure, area, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, disaster management, culture, sports and employment education, the joint statement stated.
Prominent of these agreements whose information are not revealed was the new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to begin the 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 2 sides to “develop much 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 prepared to talk about with Afghanistan the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan”.