China has urged Pakistan to overcome its political instability to encourage economic growth. The remarks were made by Foreign Minister of China Qin Gang during the Pakistan and China delegation-level talks at the Foreign Office.
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang is in Pakistan for a two-day visit. He called on President Arif Alvi, and both sides resolved to work together to promote regional peace and prosperity as well as jointly cope with external challenges.
After the conclusion of the 4th round of the Pakistan-China Strategic Dialogue at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, the Chinese foreign minister held a Joint Press Conference with his Pakistani Counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
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He commended Pakistan in its fight against terrorism and reiterated that China firmly supports Pakistan in its core issues and in international and regional affairs and forums.
Furthermore, Qin Gang also remarked that China sincerely hopes that political forces in Pakistan can get together and overcome issues of political stability so that they can grow on the domestic and economic front together with us.
Chinese FM has rightly pointed out the significance of political stability @PTIofficial has always maintained that economic stability cannot be achieved in persistent political turmoil, elections is the only way forward for political stability of Pakistan https://t.co/DjACcSgMnO
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 6, 2023
On the other hand, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto said that we appreciate China’s steadfast support on all our issues including its principled position on Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
Bilawal Bhutto said that Pakistan and China have always supported each other on issues of core national interests in both bilateral engagements and at multilateral forums. The foreign minister further said that Pakistan will continue to firmly support China on all core issues of its national interests.
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A trilateral session of the foreign ministers of Pakistan, China, and Afghanistan will be held in Islamabad today. The session will discuss Afghanistan’s situation and also focus on mutual trade.
Acting Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi — who is on a four-day visit — will also participate in some bilateral meetings, notably, the fifth China-Pakistan-Afghanistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue.