|Yang Jiechi Meets with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif of Pakistan|
On September 8, 2017, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met at Zhongnanhai with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif of Pakistan.
Yang Jiechi said that China and Pakistan enjoy close and friendly relations. The two countries have always supported each other on issues concerning respective core interests. It is China’s established policy to comprehensively advance China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership. Both sides should solidly carry forward the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and strengthen communication and coordination on major issues concerning regional security, so as to make positive contributions to regional peace and development.
Khawaja Asif expressed that developing the friendship with China is the corner stone of Pakistan’s diplomatic policy as well as consensus among the country’s various parties. Taking the construction of CPEC as an opportunity, Pakistan stands ready to make joint efforts with China to push forward Pakistan-China relations for constant development.