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Pakistan and China Strengthen Bilateral Ties through High-Level Delegation Visit

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As reported by various sources, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir recently met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a high-level Pakistani delegation’s visit to China. A photo of General Munir shaking hands with the Chinese president and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif standing alongside them has been circulating on social media following the conclusion of the Pakistani delegation’s visit. Notable delegation members included PM Shehbaz Sharif, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar, Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb, and Army Chief General Asim Munir.

In parallel, a group of Pakistani businessmen travelled to China to explore potential areas of collaboration with Chinese companies, underscoring the significant efforts made by the Pakistani government to promote the prime minister’s visit.

During the visit, Pakistan and China solidified their partnership by signing 23 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), spanning a wide range of sectors. These areas of cooperation encompassed transportation infrastructure, industry, energy, agriculture, media, healthcare, water management, socioeconomic development, and other mutually beneficial interests, demonstrating the comprehensive nature of the collaboration.

Following delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Chinese Premier Li Qiang in Beijing, Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch briefed the media, highlighting the robust Pakistan-China Strategic Cooperative Partnership established based on mutual trust, shared principles, and strategic governance.

Both nations reiterated their unwavering support for each other’s primary interests and reaffirmed their steadfast commitment to advancing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and ensuring the timely completion of ongoing projects. Prime Minister Shehbaz reassured China of Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to the safety and security of Chinese personnel and projects within Pakistan, as well as the protection of the CPEC from detractors and adversaries.

Additionally, the two countries agreed on the importance of maintaining high-level engagements, strengthening institutional connections across all sectors, and continuing consultations on bilateral and global issues. These collective efforts aimed to further bolster Pakistan and China’s multifaceted relationship.

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