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BEIJING – Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday to explore ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation, particularly the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Premier Li Keqiang asked PM Shehbaz to join a high-level delegation on a two-day official visit. The meeting’s principal purpose was to resurrect the CPEC project.
The two presidents met at China’s Great Hall of the People and discussed expanding economic and investment ties.
The two presidents talked about regional and international issues. They also discussed how to strengthen the strategic relationship between the two countries.
Before departing for Beijing on November 1, the premier claimed that he was proud to be among the first few leaders to have been invited following the historic 20th National Congress of the CPC.
He remarked that the second phase of CPEC will usher in a new age of socioeconomic development, raising the standard of living for our people.
The PM went on to say that the Chinese economic miracle teaches us a lot.
At a time when the world is grappling with multiple issues, he said, Pakistan and China stand together as allies and partners.
A day before the PM’s arrival, China welcomed him warmly and emphasized its readiness to advance high-level strategic cooperation between the two countries and generate more beneficial outcomes from Sino-Pak friendship for the benefit of the two peoples.
According to Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the friendship between China and Pakistan has survived throughout time despite changes in internal or international circumstances.
Our two countries have always stood together and helped each other in the face of major natural disasters, he stated. We have always supported each other on topics concerning our respective key interests.