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PakChina friendship: Chinese vice foreign minister calls on FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou called on Pakistani minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday.

As per details, the meeting took place at the Foreign Office in the federal capital where Foreign Minister (FM) Qureshi reiterated that friendship of Pakistan and China “remains the cornerstone” of his country’s foreign policy.

The spokesperson of Foreign Office (FO), Dr. Muhammad Faisal informed that issues of mutual interest were discussed between the two dignitaries, including China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

FM Qureshi also hailed the efforts of China in bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The Pakistani foreign minister, while talking to journalists in Islamabad yesterday, hoped that relations between Pakistan and the United States (US) will soon be back on track and added that American President Donald Trump hailed the role of Islamabad in Afghan peace process and sought support for the settlement in Afghanistan.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi continued that the US had for the first time agreed with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stance that there could not be a military solution to the Afghanistan issue.

He said that all the stakeholders will have to come on the table for durable peace in Afghanistan and added that the world should treat with Taliban as Afghan citizens.

The foreign minister maintained that Pakistan is committed to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan and will continue to play a positive role in bringing peace and stability in the neighboring country.




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