A spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang said on Tuesday that the Chinese side attaches great importance to the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan, hoping it will open new avenues of bilateral cooperation in all sectors of common interest. He said, “Chinese leaders such as President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman Li Zheshu will meet and hold talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan respectively and exchange in-depth views on bilateral relations and issues of common concern.
The relevant departments of the two countries will sign a series of cooperation documents. During the visit, Imran Khan will also attend the closing ceremony of the World Horticultural Exposition. China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners. The leaders of the two countries have a tradition of frequent and close communication.
At present, China-Pakistan strategic mutual trust is solid, pragmatic cooperation in various fields is advancing rapidly, and China-Pakistan economic corridor construction has continuously made new progress, bringing greater benefits to the two peoples. China expects the visit to achieve positive results and inject new impetus into the development of China-Pakistan relations.
About the high-level exchanges between China and India, the spokesperson said China and India are important neighbors to each other and to developing countries and major emerging market countries. Since the meeting between the leaders of the two countries in Wuhan last year, China-India relations have shown a good momentum of development. The two sides steadily promote cooperation in various fields and properly manage differences and sensitive issues.
The leaders of China and India have a tradition of maintaining high-level exchanges, and the two sides are also maintaining communication on the next stage of bilateral high-level exchanges.—INP