Chinese State Councilor calls on Imran Khan

Imran Khan

Chinese State Councilor calls on Imran Khan

CPEC to reinforce Pakistan’s efforts for the economic development: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, March 22,2022- The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan, today. The State Councilor is currently in Pakistan to attend the 48th Session of Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC-CFM).

The Prime Minister warmly welcomed State Councilor Wang Yi to Pakistan, and conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the loss of precious lives in a crash of China Eastern flight yesterday.

The Prime Minister and State Councilor Wang discussed the current trajectory of Pakistan-China bilateral ties, and the evolving regional and international scenario.

The Prime Minister said the ongoing second phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would reinforce Pakistan’s efforts for the economic development with enhanced cooperation in areas such as industrial development, agriculture and IT. He also welcomed Chinese investors to benefit from attractive opportunities in Pakistan.

The two sides discussed the situation in Ukraine and reiterated the need for a solution through sustained dialogue and diplomacy. Prime Minister Imran Khan briefed on India’s egregious human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and its irresponsible behaviour that is an impediment to regional peace and security. The Prime Minister also apprised about the so-called “accidental” firing of a missile from India into Pakistan’s territory and underlined Pakistan’s call for a joint probe, and stressed the need to ensure that it does not occur again. The Prime Minister also emphasized that both countries must continue deeper engagement to promote peace, and stability in Afghanistan and avert the humanitarian crisis there.