Imran Khan all praise for President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang

China Economic Net

Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has “deeply appreciated” Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang for their able leadership.

In a meeting with Ambassador of China in Pakistan Nong Rong, the Prime Minister conveyed his warm greetings for President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, said an official statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.

The PM reaffirmed the highest priority accorded by the government to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the firm commitment to expeditiously complete the CPEC projects.

“They (PM Imran Khan and Ambassador Nong Rong) discussed bilateral relations, including CPEC, 70thanniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, vaccine cooperation, and high-level bilateral exchanges,” said the statement.

Emphasising the time-tested ‘All-Weather Strategic Co-operative Partnership,’ the Prime Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s deep commitment to further enhance and broaden Pakistan-China ties.

Prime Minister Khan recalled his earlier telephone conversation with Premier Li Keqiang, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties, which was the reflection of excellent cooperation between Pakistan and China.

The Chinese Ambassador extended President Xi Jinping’s invitation to the Prime Minister to participate in the ‘Communist Party of China and World Political Parties Summit,’ to be held in July this year.

“The Prime Minister graciously accepted the invitation to attend the virtual event,” said the official statement.

Ambassador Nong Rong reassured that China will continue to firmly support Pakistan in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and accords high priority to help address Pakistan’s requirements.

It was agreed to continue with the momentum of high-level bilateral exchanges to further solidify strategic cooperative gains between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Nong Rong also held a meeting with Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar on Monday.

During the meeting, Hammad Azhar reiterated government’s firm commitment to further strengthen the existing close bilateral relations with China, said an official statement.  

Hammad Azhar expressed satisfaction over the cooperation between the two counties in the Energy Sector, added the statement.  

Ambassador Nong Rong said that China looked forward to further enhance existing cooperation with Pakistan in the Energy Sector.

“They (the minister and the Chinese Ambassador) also discussed matters relating to cooperation between the two counties in the field of energy,” said the statement.