China, Pakistan to consolidate friendship, deepen co-op



Chinese and Pakistani leaders agreed during meetings in Beijing Thursday to consolidate their “all-weather” friendship and deepen pragmatic cooperation.

Xi Jinping, Chinese Vice President and Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, met Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman of Pakistan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.

China had conducted fruitful cooperation with Pakistan in a wide range of areas in recent years, and would continue to support Pakistan in important projects concerning the national economy and people’s livelihood, and promote the common prosperity of both countries, Xi said.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Pakistan and is China-Pakistan Friendship Year.

The two nations would hold events covering politics, trade and economy, the military, culture and sports and education to further people-to-people exchanges, promote friendship and deepen pragmatic cooperation, Xi said.

Wynne said Pakistan was proud to have a great friend such as China and was willing to support China in issues concerning China’s core interests.

via China, Pakistan to consolidate friendship, deepen co-op.


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