PR No.21 Special Assistant To The Prime Minister On Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi Meets With Chinese State Councilor Mr. Yang Jiechi In Beijing Islamabad

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi currently on an official visit to China called on State Councilor, Mr. Yang Jiechi in Beijing on 2nd February, says a press release received here today from Beijing.

During the meeting the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister fondly recalled the historic visit of President Xi Jinping to Pakistan last year. Exchange of high level visits is a regular feature of the special relationship between Pakistan and China. Mr. Fatemi stressed the importance of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which has added a new dimension to Pakistan-China all weather partnership.

Mr. Fatemi and Mr. Yang discussed measures to enhance further collaboration between Pakistan and China on economic, commercial and political issues. They also discussed a range of regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. Mr. Yang expressed China’s continued support for Pakistan’s membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

The two countries will focus this year on greater cultural exchanges and deepen people-to-people contacts in the context of the 65 year celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.