FM Qureshi to leave for China on two-day visit today

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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."

Read Chinese investigators get successful Pakistan to probe Dasu autobus incident

"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.

On June 18, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that enactment connected Dasu hydropower task would resume soon, arsenic some Pakistan and China remained committed to the timely completion of this task and others being undertaken with Chinese cooperation.

Responding to media queries regarding a notification by the Chinese company, the spokesperson successful a connection said: "The Chinese operation company, China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) done its latest notification has declared its earlier notice, astir declaration termination of employment of Pakistani unit moving connected Dasu Hydropower Project, null and void.”

He further said matters regarding information and execution of the task were being looked into, and the applicable authorities from Pakistan and China person been successful adjacent interaction connected the same.

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