China ready to build closer community of shared future with Pakistan: FM

BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) — China stands ready to work with Pakistan to advance the building of a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Sunday.

Wang made the remarks during a meeting with visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

China is willing to work with Pakistan to comprehensively and vigorously promote mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, Wang said.

He said China firmly supports Pakistan in safeguarding its sovereign independence and territorial integrity, achieving national prosperity, and safeguarding its legitimate rights and interests.

Wang noted that after nine years of construction, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has become a leading project for the common development of the two countries and has achieved fruitful results.

China stands ready to work with Pakistan to promote high-quality development of the corridor construction, help Pakistan promote agricultural modernization, and enhance its independent development capabilities, Wang added.

Qureshi said Pakistan firmly adheres to the one-China principle and unreservedly supports China’s position on issues related to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Xinjiang, and all other issues involving China’s core interests.

Pakistan is willing to further deepen cooperation with China on industry, agriculture, science and technology, and defense, and continue to promote the construction of the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, Qureshi added.

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