Pakistan and China have agreed to deepen their bilateral ties and cooperation across multiple fields, including security and political cooperation, bilateral trade, economic and financial cooperation, tourism, cultural exchanges, and people-to-people ties.
The decision was made during the third round of the Pakistan-China Bilateral Political Consultations held in Beijing on March 18.
During the meeting, both countries emphasized the importance of enhancing high-level engagements and dialogue mechanisms to strengthen communication channels further.
They also noted the completion of a decade of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and reaffirmed their commitment to CPEC, which is a major pillar of bilateral cooperation and a symbol of ever-deepening friendship.
Pakistan and China have agreed to expand CPEC, including the participation of third parties, to enhance regional connectivity and cooperation.
The two countries also discussed various regional and global issues of mutual interest, including important regional developments in Afghanistan, and expressed satisfaction over their close cooperation and engagement.
The Pakistani delegation expressed gratitude to the Chinese side for its consistent and generous support for Pakistan’s economic stability and humanitarian assistance provided to the country during last year’s devastating floods.
The Chinese side reaffirmed its support for Pakistan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and economic security.
Pakistan and China will further strengthen their dialogue and cooperation in multilateral platforms, as per the statement released by the Foreign Office.
This decision is expected to pave the way for closer collaboration between the two countries across various sectors in the coming years.