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Wang Yi Meets with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

On July 14, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Dushanbe.

Wang Yi said, China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic cooperative partners. On issues concerning each other's core interests, the two sides firmly stand together, and support each other forever. This fine tradition should be carried on. China is ready to take the opportunity of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of China-Pakistan diplomatic ties to sum up the experience of growing bilateral relations, chart development directions, and jointly address changes in international and regional situations, elevating bilateral relations to a new height. China will continue to provide vaccines for Pakistan, and help it completely defeat the virus.

Qureshi offered warm congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. He said, Pakistan sincerely welcomes and supports the rise of China, and it is committed to carrying forward the traditional friendship between Pakistan and China. Pakistan appreciates China's precious support for its fight against the pandemic. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is praised by Pakistani governing and opposition parties and supported by the whole country. Pakistan hopes to deepen the mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, push for more outcomes of this major project and boost its development and revitalization.

The two sides exchanged in-depth views on the situation in Afghanistan, holding the view that there are both challenges and new opportunities in the country. The "Afghan-owned and Afghan-led" principle shall be fully implemented. We should leverage the role of neighboring countries, strengthen communication and coordination of relevant stakeholders, and jointly address and navigate the evolution of the Afghan situation. Both sides agreed to strengthen close coordination, prevent the terrorist forces from recurring, promote restart of intra-Afghan talks, and establishment of a broad and inclusive political architecture, making joint efforts for the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

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