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Pakistan to hold strategic consultations with China

Pakistan to hold strategic consultations with China
March 15, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan have decided to hold a strategic consultation with China as Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will travel to Beijing. According to the sources, the foreign minister in his three-day visit will hold consultations in Beijing with the leadership of China, according to the sources. FM Qureshi will discuss the security situation in South Asia with the context to the ongoing Indo-Pak tensions in the region after the Pulwama attack and violation of Pakistan’s airspace by the Indian air force and firing at the border. Shah Mehmood Qureshi will hold talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other government officials. The foreign minister will be leaving for China on Sunday, and the strategic consultation between the officials of two countries will take place on Monday and Tuesday, the well placed sources said. The minister will apprise the Chinese leaders the latest steps taken by the government of Pakistan to de-escalate the situation. He will also brief the Chinese leaders about the steps taken at the internal level, the sources added.
India didn’t respond positively to our efforts for peace: FM
Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that India did not respond positively to Pakistan’s efforts for peace. Addressing the Business Leaders Summit in Islamabad, he said that the situation is still tense on the eastern and western borders of Pakistan. He said that the objective of the PTI government is not to make properties and accounts abroad. “We are hopeful of overcoming the economic challenge,” he said. The minister said that the topmost priority of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government is to revitalize the national economy. “When Prime Minister Imran Khan assumed the power six months ago, he inherited a lot of challenges, including corruption, flight of capital, and other socio-economic ills, which had to be overcome.” He said that the PTI economic team, under the leadership of Finance Minister Asad Umar, has taken many steps for economic uplift of the country during the first six months of the government. “The PTI has been elected on the agenda of change and the people will see change by the end of the tenure of the present government.”