Pak-China strategic partnership anchor for regional peace: Sartaj

Islamabad: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China is an anchor for regional peace and stability.

He was talking to Member Political Bureau of Central Committee of Communist Party of China and Secretary Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Zhang Chunxian here on Tuesday. The Adviser emphasized that friendship with China is the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

The two sides discussed a wide range of bilateral issues including trade, investment, economic cooperation, CPEC, people-to-people contacts, culture, education and science and technology. Enhancement of cooperation between Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China and Pakistan was also deliberated upon at length.

Zhang lauded Pakistan’s efforts in combating terrorism and recognized the sacrifices made by its people in this campaign.

Reiterating commitment to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, he said that CPEC will be of mutual economic benefit to the people of China and Pakistan as well as the region.

Talking to Member Political Bureau of Central Committee of Communist Party of China and Secretary Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Zhang Chunxian in Islamabad, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said  relationships between the two countries are based on shared geopolitical, economic, historical and strategic interests.

He said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will herald a new age of prosperity for Pakistan and the region.

He outlined that Pakistan and China have embarked upon joint initiatives to restrain Pakistan’s energy crisis.

On the occasion, Mr. Zhang Chunxian said China is highly committed to assist Pakistan in technology, infrastructure development and exploration of renewable energy resources.

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