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FM Qureshi, Chinese VP Qishan discuss bilateral ties and CPEC

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BEIJING: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi called on Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan in Beijing where they discussed bilateral relations and progress on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), ARY News reported.

The high-ups have also exchanged views on important regional and international issues.

Qureshi said that Pakistan and China were enjoying ideal relations. He added that Islamabad also desired better ties with its neighbours in the region.

He praised Chinese programmes for eliminating corruption and poverty alleviation of 700 million people. The foreign minister said that Pakistan will also get benefit from China’s experiences in eradicating poverty and corruption.

Read More: FM Qureshi reaches China on 4-day-long visit

Qureshi said that Pakistan desired a strong economic partnership with China.

During the meeting, both leaders urged the continuity of strategic coordination between Pakistan and China.

On March 18, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday had reached China to attend First Pakistan-China Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue to hold comprehensive discussions on the entire range of bilateral relations including the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Read More: Pakistan, China relations based on strategic partnership: FM Qureshi

Pakistan and China have been close allies in the region as well as at the global stage calling their ties all-weather relationship.

China has launched the CPEC project under its Belt and Road Initiative in Pakistan, which carries the largest foreign investment in the country in recent years.

Fifty-five thousand Chinese businessmen and workers were issued visas by Pakistan Embassy in Beijing and its four consulates, last year in 2018.

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