Tuesday, November 29, 2022

FM Qureshi meets his Chinese counterpart, discusses bilateral relations

FM Qureshi meets his Chinese counterpart, discusses bilateral relations
HAINAN (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi held a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Hainan province of China on Friday. They discussed bilateral relations and other matters of mutual interest. The foreign minister is in China to represent Pakistan in the second round of China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers Strategic Dialogue. Earlier, FM Qureshi arrived in China for an official day-long visit. Pakistan’s Ambassador in China Moeenul Haq, along with officials from the Chinese foreign ministry received Qureshi at Hannan airport. Prior to his departure, the foreign minister had recorded a video message to discuss the purpose of the visit. “I had a discussion regarding the China visit with Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday [Wednesday]. Our delegation will convey the vision of Pakistan’s political and military leadership,” the minister said in the  message. “I hope my meeting with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will prove beneficial for both countries,” he added. He will also hold meetings with senior Chinese officials during his Beijing visit. Issues of mutual interest, bilateral cooperation, the phase-II of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and regional security will come under discussion in these meetings. It is noteworthy that the first Pakistan-China foreign ministers’ strategic dialogue had taken place in March. Shah Mahmood Qureshi will also deliberate Chinese President Xi Jinping’s likely visit to Islamabad in meetings with Chinese leaders, they said.