Chinese foreign minister Kong Xuanyou, who embarked on a two-day official visit to Islamabad scheduled on March 5 and 6, had called on Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and chief of army staff Qamar Javed Bajwa.
He also held a separate dialogue with the foreign secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs, Tehmina Janjua.
A statement released by the foreign ministry said both Pakistan and China, during the meeting, reaffirmed their all-time weather and time tested strategic cooperative partnership.
The statement stated: “Pakistan thanked China for its steadfast support. Vice Foreign Minister was briefed on Pakistan’s efforts to resolve all issues with India through dialogue.”
The foreign ministry stated: “Vice Foreign Minister Kong underscored that Pakistan
and China are close friends and partners. He reiterated China’s support to Pakistan for peace and stability in the region. He also acknowledged Pakistan’s measures against terrorism.”
The statement added, both the sides hailed their strong bond in their bilateral relations and further agree to cooperate in future and bolster their ties at all levels.
Pakistan armed forces spokesperson and director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor, took to twitter saying, “H.E Mr Kong Xuanyou, Vice
Foreign Minister of China called on COAS. Matters of mutual interest, regional security, bilateral cooperation and current situation between Pakistan and India discussed. Visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace and stability.”