Foreign Minister Kh Asif reaches China on one-day visit

07 Sep, 2017 5:05 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif reached Beijing, China on one-day visit on Thursday.

National Security Adviser Nasser Janjua is also accompanying him.

Talking to the media before his departure, he said that country’s economic dependence on the US has reduced. “Russia can play an important role to reduce the regional problems,” he maintained.

The minister said that Russia’s relations with China, Iran and Gulf states have improved.

“The war against terrorism cannot be won by isolating Pakistan,” he said.

During his stay in Beijing, the minister will hold meetings with State Councillor for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

The two sides will review bilateral relations and regional developments, including the situation in Afghanistan.

The minister will also discuss with China the situation emerging after the BRICS declaration.

Kh Asif will also visit Iran in a couple of days. He will also visit Turkey and Russia.

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