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Wang Yi Meets with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

2020/09/11

On September 10, 2020 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Moscow.

Wang Yi noted, the recently held SCO Foreign Ministers' Meeting has achieved positive results, especially in the face of headwinds of unilateralism and acts of bullyism. It has sent out a resounding message of upholding multilateralism, maintaining the authority of the United Nations and international law, and jointly responding to various challenges, and has also fulfilled the due international responsibilities of the SCO.

Wang Yi stressed, the Chinese side is willing to continue its support for the Pakistani side in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic until Pakistan triumphs over the COVID-19. Facts have proved that the pandemic cannot stop China and Pakistan from striding forward hand in hand. The Chinese side is willing to work with the Pakistani side to further promote the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), including agricultural cooperation, to benefit people's livelihood. It is believed that through the concerted efforts of both countries, the CPEC will play a greater role in Pakistan's economic construction and people's welfare. The Chinese side is willing to work with the Pakistani side to continue to firmly support each other on international multilateral occasions and safeguard international fairness and justice. The year of 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Pakistan diplomatic relations, and both sides should carry forward traditional friendship, plan for the future, and push bilateral relations to a new level.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, the SCO Foreign Ministers' Meeting was very successful, sending a clear signal on safeguarding multilateralism and the core position of the United Nations. Pakistan and China have always trusted and supported each other, and the Pakistani side will continue to stand firmly with the Chinese side and oppose any stigmatization and groundless accusation against China. The Pakistani side is willing to work with the Chinese side to advance the construction of the CPEC, strengthen the exchange of experience in poverty reduction, actively carry out agricultural cooperation, and promote the continuous development of the China-Pakistan All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership.

Both sides also exchanged views on the Afghan issue and other issues.

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