Pakistan, China agree to carry forward traditional friendship: Zhao Lijian

Pakistan and China have agreed to carry forward traditional friendship and both the countries will never allow any force to sabotage their all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.

This was stated by Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian during his regular briefing in Beijing today (Thursday).

Referring the virtual meeting of State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi with his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, he said the two foreign ministers reached important consensus on deepening our all-whether strategic cooperative partnerships and political cooperation.

He informed that the two foreign ministers exchanged views on further strengthening the safeguarding of safety for Chinese citizens and institutions in Pakistan during their first meeting since the new government in Pakistan came into office.

Zhao Lijian said friendship towards China remained the shared consensus in Pakistan transcending political differences.

He said the Foreign Minister of Pakistan has reiterated that the China-Pakistan friendship remained the cornerstone for Pakistan's foreign policy and also was a strategic priority for Pakistan.

Zhao Lijian remarked that China and Pakistan would deepen practical cooperation across the board.

He said China stands ready to synergize the development strategy with Pakistan to support Pakistan's efforts in upholding economic and financial stability.

He said the two sides hoped to pursue the high quality development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor while keeping the good running and operation of the existing important projects.

Source: Radio Pakistan