Islamabad -- Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Luo Zhaohui called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday and
Premier briefed them on the evolving situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir after New Delhi's unilateral and illegal actions of August 5.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and other senior officials were also present in the meeting.He stressed that the curfew in place for the past 35 days, the continued lockdown and communications blockade, and the massive human rights violations had created a dire humanitarian situation in IOK which needed to be urgently addressed.
He said that the curfew and other restrictions needed to be lifted immediately.
The Chinese foreign minister reaffirmed Beijing's support for Pakistan's stance and reiterated its opposition to any unilateral action, as well as the measures by India, that could further complicate the regional security situation.
Recalling the depth and breadth of Pakistan-China ties, Imran underscored that friendship with China was a cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy. He said the 'All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership' between the two countries was deeply rooted in mutual trust and respect and was an anchor of peace and stability in the region and beyond.
He stressed that in order to deepen strategic cooperation, Pakistan and China should continue their close coordination and consultations to ensure peace and stability in the region.
The Chinese state councilor conveyed President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang's best wishes to PM Imran and said that the Pakistan-China relationship was 'rock-solid and unbreakable'.
Wang highlighted that Pakistan and China's bilateral relationship was based on 'mutual respect, trust and strong bonds of friendship'. He appreciated Pakistan's efforts to achieve goals of national development and extended China's...