Pakistan, China reiterate to strengthen friendship for mutual benefit

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

01st Dec, 2020. 02:56 pm
Pakistan President

Pakistan President Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday matters of Mutual interest with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe in Islamabad.

According to the details, both reiterated the commitment to further strengthen the friendship for mutual benefit.

Speaking on the occasion President Dr. Arif Alvi said that friendship with China is an important pillar of Pakistan’s foreign policy. Pakistan seeks to strengthen ties with China to meet security challenges in the region. He said that Islamabad supports China’s policy on Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and the South China Sea.

In addition to this, he said that India is a threat to regional peace and stability. India is involved in terrorist activities in Balochistan and wants to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Moreover, President Arif Alvi praised China’s economic development and the Chinese government’s measures against the coronavirus epidemic.

President Arif Alvi also praised the Chinese support for convening a Security Council meeting on the Kashmir issue. He emphasized that the defense cooperation between the two countries needs to be further expanded.

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said that significant progress has been made in military relations between Pakistan and China and it is hoped that the visit will further strengthen defense ties. He said that China wants to share development benefits with Pakistan that will help the country’s economic development.

Chinese Defense Minister thanked President for sending medical supplies during the coronavirus epidemic and being the only foreigner to visit Beijing in March 2020 when the spread of the virus was rampant in China.

Earlier today President Dr. Arif Alvi conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz Military on Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe in recognition of his services for further promoting and strengthen defense cooperation between Pakistan and China.

Wei Fenghe is a general in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army who served as Commander of the PLA Rocket Force, formerly known as the Second Artillery Corps.

He is Minister of National Defence and the first-ranked State Councilor in Li Keqiang Cabinet II from March 2018, and also the first-ranked ordinary Member of the Xi Jinping-chaired Central Military Commission.

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