Islamabad, November 01, 2012 (PPI-OT): On his visit to Beijing to lead the 5th round of Pakistan-China Strategic Dialogue, yesterday Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani called on the Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. The meeting took place at the Chinese Foreign Ministry and lasted for more than an hour.
The Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi warmly welcoming the Foreign Secretary maintained that Pakistan and China are all-weather strategic partners and in view of evolving international environment needed to reinforce their ties, says a press release received here today from China.
The Foreign Secretary conveyed the best and sincerest wishes of Pakistani leadership to the Chinese leadership and as well as their hope that the incoming Chinese leadership, due to assume its responsibilities on 8th November, would further solidify China’s relations with Pakistan and also reinforce China’s economic and geopolitical significance. It was recalled by both leaders that the new Chinese leadership was well-known to the Pakistani leadership.
Both leaders had a wide-ranging discussion on a variety of important issues that included efforts to bring stability in Afghanistan, making South and the East Asia a peaceful and economically growing region free of disputes, deepening Sino-Pakistan ties, and the reforms at the United Nations Security Council. Both sides reaffirmed their resolve to continue to cooperate with each other at various international and regional fora to advance interests of peace and security.
Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani informed Minister Yang of Pakistan’s efforts to bring about peace and stability in the region. Mr. Jilani reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to facilitate political reconciliation in Afghanistan.
The Foreign Secretary said Pakistan was deeply appreciative of China’s constant support for major infrastructure and development projects in Pakistan and hoped that bilateral economic and trade cooperation would continue to solidify.
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