China will always stand in solidarity with Pakistan: Li

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Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, held a comprehensive telephone conversation on Thursday.

The PM office said the two leaders’ discussion was characterized by warmth and cordiality, in keeping with the best traditions of the Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership.

The Prime Minister and the Chinese Premier exchanged New Year greetings, noting that bilateral relations had grown to new heights in 2022, and agreeing to maintain the steady momentum of bilateral cooperation in 2023.

Recalling his visit to China in November 2022 and wide-ranging conversations with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li, the Prime Minister underscored Pakistan’s commitment to fostering closer relations with China, and reiterated Pakistan’s unstinting support on China’s core interests. They also discussed regional issues of mutual interest.