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Beijing wants early implementation of Pak-China Economic Corridor plan

NEW DELHI, Nov. 11 — China has called for an early implementation of the China-Pakistan economic corridor construction plan to push forward bilateral strategic cooperation.

During a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s adviser on foreign relations Sartaj Aziz here on Sunday, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said China and Pakistan are all weather strategic cooperation partners.

He recalled that leaders of the two countries had realized exchange of visits within one year this year and had reached a series of major consensus.

“At present, the two countries are working hard to move forward and implement the consensus reached by our leaders, to strengthen strategic coordination, widen pragmatic cooperation, increase cultural and human exchanges, deepen consultations over regional and international issues, focus on pushing forward major cooperative projects like China-Pakistan economic corridor construction, in order to further continuously bilateral strategic cooperative relations,” he said.

Aziz said Pakistan is happy with the progress of Pakistan-China relations and thanks China for providing economic and social development aid for a long time.

He said Pakistan will work with China whole-heartedly to implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries and to make sure major cooperative projects like Pakistan-China economic corridor would achieve continuous good outcome.

The two sides also exchanged in-depth views on Afghanistan and other regional issues.

Wang and Aziz are in New Delhi to attend the Asia-Europe foreign ministers’ meeting (ASEM), which kicks off on Monday. During his stay, Wang also attended the 12th China-Russia-India trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting.


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