China, Pakistan set up mechanism for annual meetings: Hu

During Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to Pakistan last month both sides have agreed to formulate an annual meetings mechanism between the leaders of the two countries.This was stated by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue on Sunday.In an interview with Xinhua News Agency, Hu said that the two nations established an annual meeting mechanism between leaders and a foreign ministers’ dialogue mechanism.

Wen Jiabao’s visits to India and Pakistan, Hu further said, had promoted China’s strategic partnerships of cooperation with the two nations.

China has made new progress in developing relations with the nations of South Asia.

China and South Asian countries have enjoyed friendly association with each other for thousands of years .

China donated 300,000 U.S. dollars to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, he added.

“China and South Asian nations have new opportunities to develop their relations. China hopes to develop friendly and cooperative ties with all South Asian nations, based on the five principles of peaceful coexistence and through the joint promotion of peace, stability and development in the region,” Hu said.

He added that China will continue to play a constructive role in regional hotspots and use negotiation to solve its differences with neighbouring states.

via Associated Press Of Pakistan ( Pakistan’s Premier NEWS Agency ) – China, Pakistan set up mechanism for annual meetings: Hu.

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