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

China on Sunday promised more detailed cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC financial investment program and required dealing with the Kashmir problem properly and peacefully while opposing any “unilateral actions” that might make complex the scenario as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the leading Chinese management, consisting of President Xi Jinping.
Khan contacted President Xi on the last day of his four-day visit to China to discuss a host of concerns including the slow speed of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing concerns of Beijing over repeating attacks on Chinese workers operating in its numerous tasks in Pakistan.
In his conference with Khan, Xi stated China firmly supports Pakistan in securing national independence, sovereignty, self-respect and combating terrorism, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
He said China wants to sign up with hands with Pakistan to press forward the thorough development of the CPEC and make sure the application of key jobs.
“Both sides reiterated that a serene and thriving South Asia remains in the common interest of all parties,” stated a joint declaration provided at the end of Khans see to China to go to the opening event of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“They stressed the importance of pursuit of discussion and resolution of all impressive disputes to promote regional cooperation and advance the goals 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 circumstance in Jammu & & Kashmir, including its issues, position and pushing concerns at the moment. The Chinese side repeated that the Kashmir problem was a dispute left from history, and ought to be properly and in harmony fixed based upon the UN Charter, pertinent Security Council resolutions and bilateral arrangements. China opposes any unilateral actions that make complex the situation,” it stated.
In the past, India strongly turned down referrals made to Jammu and Kashmir in a previous joint declaration by Pakistan and China and asserted that the union territory along with Ladakh have actually been and will stay its inalienable and important part.
In July 2021, External Affairs Ministry representative Arindam Bagchi had challenged reference made to the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in a declaration by the two nations, saying it remains in Indian territory that has 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 territory of Ladakh has actually been and will stay an inalienable and essential part of India,” Bagchi had stated.
The representative had actually stated that India has actually consistently conveyed to both China and Pakistan that the so-called CPEC remains in Indias territory.
“We resolutely oppose any attempts by other countries to alter the status quo in locations illegally occupied by Pakistan as also to Pakistan bringing up any product change in Indian territories under its illegal profession. We hire celebrations concerned to cease such actions,” he said.
The China-Pakistan joint statement likewise said that China recognised Pakistans sacrifices and efforts in the battle against terrorism adding that both sides reaffirmed their commitment to combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
It stated, “both sides consented to continue the momentum in defence cooperation at different levels in between the militaries of Pakistan and China”.
China has become Pakistans biggest provider of weapons including battle tanks, fighter airplane and latest naval frigates.”They underscored that more powerful defence and security cooperation between Pakistan and China was a crucial aspect of peace and stability in the area,” it said.
In his conference with Khan, Xi while calling for “firmer self-confidence” in between China and Pakistan relations said that “tactical significance” of all-weather ties are “getting more popular” as 2 countries signed several contracts to firm up all-weather ties.
The joint declaration stated “both sides revealed their strong determination to secure CPEC from all risks and unfavorable propaganda”.
Pakistan reaffirmed its dedication to making all-out efforts for the security of all Chinese workers, tasks and institutions in Pakistan and the Chinese side expressed its appreciation for the steps taken by Pakistan.
China has repeatedly called on 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 management for hosting the Winter Olympics which was diplomatically boycotted by the US and its allies over human rights violations versus Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Accompanying his see, the two sides signed a host of MoUs, covering bilateral cooperation in locations of financial and technical, market, investment, facilities, area, vaccine, digitalisation, standardisation, disaster management, culture, sports and trade education, the joint declaration stated.
Prominent of these agreements whose information are not revealed was the brand-new Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation to start the building and 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 conference with Khan, Xi called on the 2 sides to “develop better future for bilateral relations with firmer confidence”, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. He did not elaborate.
The joint declaration stated “the 2 sides are all set to go over with Afghanistan the extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan”.

Xi expressed Chinas determination to work with Pakistan to broaden cooperation in the fields such as science and innovation, farming and individualss wellness, build a green, healthy and digital corridor, and assistance Pakistans industrialization to improve its sustainable advancement ability.
Xi stated that China is willing to enhance coordination and cooperation with Pakistan on multilateral platforms including the United Nations, to protect world and regional peace and stability.
On Saturday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in his meeting with Khan said Pakistan is Chinas priority in area diplomacy and encourages its service enterprises to invest.
Pakistan wants to take active steps to promote the building of the second phase of CPEC, and reinforce cooperation with China in the fields of agriculture, details and market innovation, said Khan.
This is Khans fourth visit to China as he paid last go to in October 2019.

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