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Xi Jinping Meets with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Pakistan

On April 10, 2018, President Xi Jinping met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Pakistan at Boao State Guesthouse in Hainan Province.

Xi Jinping pointed out that since my visit to Pakistan in 2015, China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership has made substantial progress. Currently, the international and regional situation has been undergoing profound and complex changes. Consolidating China-Pakistan all-weather friendship and deepening China-Pakistan strategic cooperation are of more important and realistic significance. China-Pakistan relations should become an example of good neighborliness and friendliness, serve as the pillar of regional peace and stability, and set a new benchmark for the “Belt and Road” international cooperation. China is willing to work with Pakistan to give play to the important guiding role of high-level exchanges in bilateral relations, maintain close communication in various fields, carry forward traditional friendship, continue supporting each other, and deepen interest integration, so as to promote China-Pakistan relations to develop at higher levels and build a closer China-Pakistan community of shared future. The two sides should continue steadily pushing forward the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and well plan and implement the projects of infrastructure, energy and industrial parks including Gwadar Port.

Xi Jinping noted that what China most wants to see is a prosperous and strong Pakistan enjoying steady development. China firmly supports Pakistan’s efforts in safeguarding national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and legitimate rights and interests, and opposes any country’s interference in Pakistan’s internal affairs. China firmly supports Pakistan in maintaining national unity and resolutely cracking down on terrorism.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed that Pakistan and China are iron brothers, and consistently and firmly support each other on issues concerning respective core interests and major concerns. The construction of Pakistan-China Economic Corridor is of vital importance for the development of the two countries and the region. Pakistan is willing to strengthen cooperation with China in such areas as finance, energy, agriculture, infrastructure and human resources. Pakistan speaks highly of the important role of China in maintaining regional and world peace and stability, and is willing to continue intensifying coordination and cooperation with China on international affairs.

After the meeting, leaders of the two countries jointly witnessed the signing of cooperation documents.

Ding Xuexiang, Liu He, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, He Lifeng and others attended the meeting.

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