Chinese Vice President Han Zheng has said that Pakistan occupies a special position in its neighbourhood diplomacy and that China would continue its efforts to safeguard Pakistan’s interests and economic development.
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar and Zheng met at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly Summit in New York where the two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relationship including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and economic and financial cooperation.
Kakar appreciated China’s unflinching support of Pakistan’s territorial integrity, sovereignty, and socio-economic development.
He said that China’s firm opposition to holding any G20 meeting in the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir reflected its stance on upholding international law and UN resolutions.
The Chinese vice president said that the friendship between the two countries is unique and has withstood the vicissitude of time due to deep fraternal ties between the peoples of the two nations.
Both leaders expressed satisfaction at the development of CPEC projects in Pakistan and agreed on the centrality of CPEC for Pakistan’s socio-economic development and expressed their firm commitment to continue working together to realise its shared objectives.
The two leaders also expressed satisfaction at the celebratory events held in both countries to mark the 10th anniversary of CPEC. They also agreed to further deepen cooperation at the multilateral fora.
Kakar and Han agreed to continue the momentum of high-level exchanges between Pakistan and China, while the caretaker PM invited Zheng to undertake a visit to Pakistan at his earliest convenience which the latter accepted.