Beijing on Monday, reaffirmed its support to Pakistan on the longstanding issue of Kashmir as the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, called upon Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly session.
The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, had a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, and he reaffirmed the support and commitment of the Chinese leadership to support Pakistan on all matters related to Pakistan’s national interest.
Time-Tested All-Weather Partnership
Prime Minister Imran Khan observed that the time-tested, all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between China and Pakistan is a factor of peace and stability in the South Asian region and beyond. He expressed his satisfaction over the deepened bilateral relations.
A press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office stated, “The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction that the bilateral relationship continued to grow from strength to strength and was anchored in mutual respect and common understanding on a range of regional and international issues.”
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The Premier also highlighted the importance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for the development and prosperity of the country. The press release stated in this regard, “The Prime Minister stated that Pakistan attached high priority to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to complete ongoing projects under the CPEC, which contributes substantially to Pakistan’s development and prosperity.”
During his meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Prime Minister Khan highlighted the escalating humanitarian crisis in Kashmir. The Prime Minister’s Office noted, “The Prime Minister said the lockdown of millions of Kashmiris, the escalation in human rights violations and the continued communications blackout had created a dire humanitarian crisis in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir IOJ&K.”
Wang Yi reiterated the resolve of the Chinese leadership to work alongside the leadership of Pakistan to further cement Pakistan-China relations in all spheres of cooperation and to create a community with a shared future.
“The Prime Minister reiterated that the illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August by India were aimed at altering the internationally recognized disputed status of IOJ&K and were in violation of numerous UNSC resolutions and international law.”
The Premier stressed upon the urgency to immediately put an end to the unprecedented curfew imposed on the occupied valley of Jammu of Kashmir, and alleviate the ongoing suffering of the Kashmiris subjected to brutal repression.
China Supports Pakistan’s National Interest
The Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi reiterated Beijing’s commitment to Pakistan, and assured Prime Minister Imran Khan of the support of the Chinese leadership on matters concerning its “core national interest.”
The press release issued by the PM’s Office stated in this regard, “The State Councilor highlighted the importance of China-Pakistan All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership for a peaceful region.”
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“He said that China would continue to support Pakistan in safeguarding and promoting its core interests. The Chinese Foreign Minister reaffirmed support to Pakistan on the Kashmir issue.”
Wang Yi reiterated the resolve of the Chinese leadership to work alongside the leadership of Pakistan to further cement Pakistan-China relations in all spheres of cooperation and to create a community with a shared future. The press release stated, “He underscored that successful implementation of BRI and CPEC will contribute to economic stability and development in Pakistan and region.”
This was Prime Minister Imran Khan’s second meeting with the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. During the meeting, the two leaders also discussed matters related to regional security and agreed to continue their efforts for close consultation and coordination to promote regional peace and stability.