Pakistan and China reportedly discussed bilateral relations and agreed to strengthen and broaden their political and security cooperation, trade, economic and financial ties, cultural exchanges, tourism, and people-to-people ties.
On March 18 in Beijing, the third Pakistan-China Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC) meeting was held on common institutional mechanisms between the two nations. The two sides discussed their respective positions.
Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong led the Chinese delegation, while Foreign Secretary Dr. Asad Majeed Khan represented Pakistan.
According to FO, China and Pakistan will also enhance their high-level interactions, dialogue mechanisms, and communication channels.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), operational for ten years, has been a major pillar of bilateral cooperation and indicates the countries’ growing friendship. Both parties have reaffirmed their dedication to CPEC.
In addition, they decided to continue working on CPEC’s expansion, including inviting outside parties to participate and enhancing regional connectivity and cooperation.
Dr. Majeed thanked China for its generous and ongoing support of Pakistan’s economic stability and assistance during the 2022 floods. Sun reaffirmed China’s support for Pakistan’s territorial integrity, economic security, and sovereignty.
The statement read, “The two parties expressed satisfaction over their close cooperation and participation in significant regional developments, including those in Afghanistan. In addition, both parties shared their perspectives on regional and global issues of mutual interest.