*Prime Minister Imran Khan met with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi*

September 17, 2021

On the sidelines of SCO Council of Heads of State, Prime Minister Imran Khan met Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in Dushanbe today. 

 

China-Pakistan bilateral relations, CPEC and regional situation were discussed.

 

The Prime Minister conveyed cordial greetings for President Xi and Premier Li and said that Pakistan and China were ‘iron brothers’ and strategic partners. He appreciated China’s support for assisting Pakistan’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

The Prime Minister underscored that CPEC was a transformational project and both sides were working for its timely completion. 

 

The Prime Minister underlined that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was of critical importance for Pakistan and the region. In this perspective, Pakistan had assiduously supported the Afghan peace process. Pakistan and China had maintained close collaboration for the meeting of six neighbouring countries of Afghanistan for a coordinated regional approach. 

 

The Prime Minister added that the international community should remain engaged in support of the Afghan people and take steps to prevent a humanitarian crisis and to stabilise the economy. 

 

It was agreed that the two sides would maintain the momentum of high-level exchanges and closely coordinate on all issues of common interest. 

 

Islamabad

17 September 2021