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FM Qureshi consults Chinese counterpart about overcoming pandemic


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Apr, 2020. 10:31 am
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Telephonic Conversation

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held telephonic conversation with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and consulted about overcoming the pandemic.

As per details, both representatives reiterated in telephonic conversation,  their resolve to continue coordinated consultations to overcome challenge posed by Coronavirus pandemic.

The two representatives discussed matters pertaining to bilateral cooperation, and prevailing Coronavirus situation at regional and international level.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Prime Minister Imran Khan Pakistan has appealed to international stakeholders for urgent debt relief for developing countries.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also underlined the need to enhance the scope of facilitation about debt relief for poor economies to deal with the fall out amid COVID-19.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi underlined that the Covid-19 has a devastating impact on world economy and its results are far more severe than the Great Depression.

He underscored that Pakistan and China are All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partners and have preserved the fine tradition of solidarity, mutual assistance and mutual support.

He thanked the Government and people of China for extending solidarity and moral and material support to Pakistan in the wake of outbreak of Covid-19.

Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored that generous donations and assistance sent by China, for Pakistan, to contain coronavirus greatly appreciated by Pakistan.

Foreign Minister expressed delight that lockdown from Wuhan lifted and normalcy has resumed in Wuhan and Hubei province.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also thanked China for sending a team of medical experts to Pakistan to help fight the pandemic.

The Chinese medical team, he added, had strengthened Pakistan’s capacity to control Covid-19 through sharing their experience and expertise with our medical community.

Chinese Foreign Minister

Speaking on the occasion, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi thanked Shah Mahmood Qureshi for reaching out to China and appreciated Pakistan’s thoughtful and timely gesture.  He assured that China will support Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative at the G-20 as well as other relevant fora.

Furthermore Wang Yi underlined that Covid-19 had posed great danger to global economic and stability and coordinated and equitable efforts needed to deal with its aftermath.

The Chinese Foreign Minister maintained that during President Dr. Arif Alvi’s recent visit to China, Pakistani and Chinese leaders had reached a consensus to jointly fight Covid-19.  He said Beijing is thankful to Islamabad for the support it extended to China in battling Covid-19 and now Chinese people and government are extending support to Pakistan to help it contain the pandemic.

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