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COAS, Chinese vice FM discuss further cementing Sino, Pakistan

RAWALPINDI (PEN) : Mr Sun Weidong, Vice Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China on Monday called on General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), Chief of Army Staff (COAS), here at GHQ.

During the meeting matters of mutual interest and measures to further enhance bilateral defence cooperation were discussed.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister said that Pakistan and China are all weather strategic partners. He acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts towards regional peace and stability and also conveyed China’s satisfaction on security arrangements for CPEC projects.

COAS thanked the visiting dignitary for his warm remarks and said that relations between Pakistan and China are founded on a common understanding of regional peace, stability and prosperity for the people of both countries.

Pakistan, China hold fourth meeting of CPEC working group

Pakistan and China held on Monday the fourth meeting of the CPEC Joint Working Group International Cooperation and Coordination (JWG-ICC).

The two countries agreed to enhance focus on high-quality advancements in industry, agriculture, information technology, and science and technology, ensuring tangible socio-economic benefits for the people.

The meeting, which was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi and Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of China Sun Weidong, also underscored CPEC’s pioneering role in strengthening international and regional connectivity while appreciating the open and inclusive nature of this flagship project.

Noting that the two countries were all-weather strategic partners, the foreign secretary reaffirmed the importance of CPEC in promoting cooperation and sustainable development.

He further emphasised welcoming interested third parties to explore mutually beneficial avenues of cooperation

Recognizing the evolution of CPEC, the two sides rejected the disinformation campaigns and distorted reporting on CPEC and stressed the need to counter fallacious narratives and misinformation.

Islamabad and Beijing also agreed on sharing best practices and generating an intellectual knowledge pool of CPEC and BRI development through enhanced international communication and cooperation.