China to work with Pakistan in new year for shared destiny: Spokesperson

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    “In the new year, China is ready to work with Pakistan, follow through on the important common understandings reached between the two leaders, make solid progress in comprehensive and high-level strategic cooperation, stay committed to building an even closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era. And make even greater contribution to the two peoples’ wellbeing and peace and development of the region and the wider world.”

    This was stated by a spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Mao Ning at a regular news briefing here on Wednesday while replying to a question regarding the recently held meeting between Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto and Ambassador Nong Rong.

    The spokesperson said at outset that China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic cooperative partners and iron-clad friends. Over the past year, our two countries have rendered each other mutual understanding and mutual support, addressed challenges together and marched forward shoulder-to-shoulder.

    “We have strengthened high-level guidance, consolidated strategic consensus, jointly promoted the sound development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and expanded friendly exchanges and cooperation in various areas, sustaining high-quality development of bilateral relations.”—INP