|President and Prime Minister of Pakistan Meets with Wang Yang|
On August 14, 2017 local time, President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan met with Vice Premier Wang Yang in Islamabad.
Mamnoon Hussain extended gratitude to China for sending a delegation to attend the activities commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan. He said that Pakistan and China are "iron friends", and Pakistan's friendship with China is the corner-stone of Pakistan's foreign policy. Pakistan will continue to firmly support the Chinese side on issues concerning China's core interests, actively participate in the "Belt and Road" construction, promote the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and enhance cooperation with China in international and regional issues.
Wang Yang conveyed President Xi Jinping's warm greetings to Mamnoon Hussain, and expressed that I am entrusted by President Xi Jinping this time to lead a delegation to the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan and extend warm congratulations to the Pakistani side on behalf of the Chinese government and people. Since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations 66 years ago, China-Pakistan relations have always maintained healthy and stable development and become a model among different countries. In 2015, President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Pakistan, opening up a new chapter for China-Pakistan relations. China is willing to, together with Pakistan, well implement the important consensus reached by President Xi Jinping and the leaders of Pakistan, continuously deepen strategic mutual trust, constantly understand and support each other on issues concerning respective core interests, deepen practical cooperation in economy and trade, solidly boost the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, enhance cooperation in anti-terrorism and security, facilitate people-to-people and cultural exchanges, cement coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs, and continuously enrich the connotation of bilateral all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, so as to carry forward the friendly cause between both countries from generation to generation.
On the same day, Wang Yang attended and addressed the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan. Speaking highly of the development and construction achievements made by Pakistan since its independence, Wang Yang highly praised bilateral traditional friendship and looked forward to the broad prospects of friendly cooperation between both countries.
On August 13, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Pakistan met with Wang Yang. Both sides exchanged in-depth views on deepening and expanding bilateral practical cooperation, speeding up the promotion of the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and other topics, reaching extensive consensus. Both sides jointly attended the completion and unveiling ceremonies of major bilateral cooperation projects as well as the signing ceremony of cooperation documents.