September 9, 2019: State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Wang Yi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday. Recalling the depth and breadth of Pakistan-China ties, Prime Minister underscored that friendship with China is the corner stone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.
Prime Minister highlighted that CPEC was a project of great national significance that contributed immensely to the revitalization of Pakistan’s economy. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the timely completion of CPEC projects and highlighted the importance of CPEC Authority for speedy execution of CPEC projects.
Prime Minister hoped that, as CPEC’s benefits expanded, more Chinese companies will invest in Pakistan and help support Pakistan’s process of industrialization as well its policies of greater agricultural productivity and innovation.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi highlighted that Pakistan-China relationship is based on mutual respect, trust and strong bonds of friendship. He appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to achieve goals of national development, under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s leadership, and extended China’s utmost support in this regard. He noted that, with the policies of the government, Pakistan’s economic and financial condition was improving. State Councilor Wang Yi emphasized that CPEC is a demonstration project of high quality BRI projects and is being implemented jointly by Pakistan and China.
Both leaders agreed that more high-level exchanges should continue to take place between the two countries to further promote bilateral ties as well as the shared goals of economic development, peace, and security across the region.