|Xi Jinping Meets with Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan|
On June 14, 2019 local time, President Xi Jinping met with Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan in Bishkek.
Xi Jinping pointed out that in the past eight months, Mr. Prime Minister and I have met for three times, which fully reflects the high level of China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership. Given the complex international and regional situation, China and Pakistan need to carry out closer coordination and cooperation to build a closer China-Pakistan community of shared future.
Xi Jinping stressed that we need to well maintain, consolidate and develop the all-weather relations and all-round cooperation between China and Pakistan. The two sides should have in-depth communication on issues of common concern and jointly safeguard international and regional security and stability. We need to expand and enrich the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with new emphasis on industrial parks, agriculture, society and people's livelihood. We should seize the opportunity of upgrading the China-Pakistan free trade agreement and vigorously expand bilateral trade. The Chinese side is ready to provide assistance to Pakistan within its capacity. We support Pakistan in carrying out its national counter-terrorism plan to the end and are ready to help Pakistan strengthen its counter-terrorism capacity. The Chinese side supports Pakistan and India in improving their relations.
Imran Khan noted that China is Pakistan's all-weather strategic cooperative partner. The Pakistani side thanks the Chinese side for its valuable support and assistance over the years, speaks highly of China's positive role in promoting international and regional peace and security, and is committed to deepening strategic relations with China. The Pakistani side firmly promotes building the construction of the CPEC and will take effective measures to provide security guarantee.
Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, He Lifeng and others attended the meeting.