Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abassi who is visiting Sochi, Russia to participate in the Council of Heads of Government of Shanghai Cooperation Organization today met with the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang.
The Prime Minister congratulated Chinese Premier on the success of 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China and his reelection on the Political Bureau as well as of President Xi Jinping as Party General Secretary. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s traditional strong support to China on its core issues, including ‘One China Policy’. The Prime Minister appreciated the active work being undertaken by the SCO under the Chinese current chairmanship and assured Pakistan’s complete support in fulfilling the targets set forth by China in political, security, economic and cultural realms during its Presidency.
The Chinese Premier reiterated full commitment to the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries. He stated that Pakistan’s membership of SCO will further contribute to the regional peace, security, stability and development. Premier Li expressed happiness over the finalization of Long-Term Plan of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor during the recently held 7th meeting of the Joint Cooperation Committee in Islamabad.
The two sides expressed satisfaction on the overall level of engagement and agreed to continue close cooperation both within SCO and at the bilateral level in all areas particularly political, economic and trade, defense and strategic and multilateral and United Nations matters. The leaders acknowledged that Pakistan-China partnership is an anchor of strength for regional and global peace and stability. They underscored continued support to each other on all issues of mutual interest.