China-Pakistan traditional friendship unbreakable: Wang Yi

Beijing, March 30, 2022: China and Pakistan will carry forward their all-weather friendship, and their traditional friendship is unbreakable and rock-solid, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

“The two countries also agreed to deepen all- China round cooperation, and China welcomes Pakistan’s deeper participation in China’s new development pattern,” he told Chinese media after concluding his trips to Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Nepal.

He mentioned that he has reached an important new consensus with the Pakistani government and military leadership on deepening strategic cooperation between the two countries under the current international and regional circumstances.

The two countries vowed to safeguard international equity and justice, as well as agreed to practice true multilateralism, firmly oppose acts of bullying by powers, and resist the resurgence of the Cold War mentality, he was quoted by CGTN as saying.

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Wang said his trip to South Asia came at a time when the spillover effect of the Ukraine crisis has been constantly spreading and world peace and development are facing new challenges.

The senior Chinese diplomat said China deeply felt the strong desire of South Asian countries to maintain the hard-won peace and tranquility in the region and accelerate post-pandemic economic recovery as well as their hope to strengthen strategic communication and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with China.

The visit consolidated the traditional friendship between China and South Asian countries, enhanced mutual understanding, deepened strategic mutual trust, clarified key cooperation directions and areas, and gathered broad consensus on solidarity, coordination, and common development under new circumstances, he added.

During his trip to Pakistan, Wang attended the Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the first time for a Chinese foreign minister to be invited to such a meeting, during which China and Islamic countries reached an important consensus on a wide range of issues.

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