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Pakistan, China agree to strengthen bilateral ties

Islamabad, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan and China have agreed to further strengthen the bilateral economic and trade ties during a telephone conversation held on Tuesday between Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Both leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two nations and promote the green development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a high-quality demonstration of the Belt and Road Initiative, a Beijing-driven project to form sea and rail links with Europe, Radio Pakistan station informed.

The Pakistani premier congratulated President Xi Jinping on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China and the unprecedented victory in the people’s battle to eradicate absolute poverty, and appreciated that nation’s development in four decades of reform and opening up, Islamabad Post reported.

Khan and Xi congratulated each other on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, reviewed the full range of the bilateral strategic partnership of cooperation, and discussed the regional and international situation.

Khan also highlighted China’s success in containing the Covid-19 pandemic and measures to aid and assist developing nations, included vaccine cooperation with Pakistan.

Both leaders agreed to further strengthen the bilateral economic and trade ties, including the full realization of the potential offered by Phase II of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement.