FM Qureshi leaves for China on two-day visit

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FO says sojourn portion of high-level exchanges; to absorption on CPEC, defence ties, Covid vaccines too different matters

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi volition beryllium visiting China contiguous arsenic portion of the high-level exchanges betwixt the 2 countries, the Foreign Office has said.

"On the invitation of the State Councilor and Foreign Minister Mr Wang Yi, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi volition sojourn China from 23-24 July 2021," work an authoritative communique released connected Friday.

The connection added that the overseas curate volition beryllium accompanied by elder officials. It added that the sojourn was portion of the high-level exchanges betwixt Pakistan and China.

During the visit, some sides volition inter alia sermon further deepening of bilateral relations, absorption connected practice successful the precocious prime improvement nether China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), defence and information cooperation, Covid-19 vaccines, counter-terrorism and determination and planetary issues of communal interest.

"The sojourn volition play an important relation successful further strengthening Pakistan-China “All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership” and volition grow strategical connection and coordination with China connected a scope of issues."

The Foreign Office further stated that, "This year, Pakistan and China are celebrating the 70th day of the constitution of diplomatic relations."

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"More than 100 celebratory events person been planned of which implicit 60 events person already been held truthful far. These celebrations person immensely contributed to injecting a caller vigour and warmth successful the accepted friendship," the connection read.

"Pakistan and China are the closest friends and staunch partners. The time-tested Pakistan-China narration is based connected unparalleled communal trust, knowing and commonality of interests. Both sides are afloat committed to gathering person China-Pakistan Community of Shared Future," the connection concluded.

'Visit to renew ties'

In a video connection anterior to his departure, Qureshi said, “I’m leaving for China connected a two-day sojourn contiguous wherever I volition conscionable Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Mr Wang Yi.

“Secretary overseas affairs [ministry] and different elder officials are accompanying maine [during the visit],” helium added.

According to the minister, “We volition beryllium renewing the ties betwixt Pakistan and China.” He added that a bilateral strategical docket volition beryllium discussed during the meetings.

“The 2 sides volition get to cognize astir each other’s thoughts connected Afghanistan and determination situation,” helium remarked.

Qureshi further stated that an elaborate league volition beryllium held to reappraisal the advancement connected CPEC projects truthful acold and the aboriginal strategy.

He hoped the sojourn volition assistance fortify the brotherly relations betwixt the 2 countries.

“Pak-China friendship, which has entered its seventh decade, volition amusement [more] results successful the times to come,” the curate concluded.

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