|Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan|
On September 25, 2018 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Wang Yi said that China-Pakistan relations have achieved a smooth transition after Pakistan's general election and ushered in a good start. This proves once again that China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners. Any attempt to provoke and interfere with China-Pakistan relations will not succeed. Both China and Pakistan should continue to maintain high-level strategic communication, make all-out efforts to promote the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), expand exchanges and cooperation in a wide range of fields such as trade and poverty alleviation, and better benefit the ordinary people of Pakistan. The Chinese side actively supports the efforts of the Pakistani side to improve and develop relations with neighboring countries.
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that there is a firm friendship between the two countries and the two peoples. State Councilor Wang Yi's successful visit to Pakistan after Pakistan's general election showed once again that no matter how the situation changes, the relations between Pakistan and China will remain unchanged. The new Pakistani government is willing to continue to strengthen all-round cooperation with the Chinese side and learn from China's successful experience in development, poverty alleviation and anti-corruption. The CPEC project is extremely important to Pakistan and will have a positive and far-reaching impact on Pakistan's national development as well as its employment and people's livelihood. The new Pakistani government will continue to firmly advance this cooperation and take effective measures to ensure the security along the corridor.
Both sides agreed to continue to enhance communication and coordination on major international and regional issues.