"Pak-China friendship was emerging as a strong strategic partnership."

ISLAMABAD (APP) - Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday expressed confidence that his visit to China would further strengthen bilateral fraternal relations between the two countries.

In a video statement before leaving for China on a two-day visit, the foreign minister said bilateral strategic agenda would be discussed in his meeting with the Chinese counterpart.

Foreign Minister Qureshi at the invitation of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left here for China, accompanied by Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood and senior officials.

The foreign minister said the two sides would exchange views on the situation in Afghanistan and the region.

Qureshi mentioned that a detailed meeting on the progress made so far on the projects related to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its future strategy would be held.

He said the Pak-China friendship, which had entered the seventh decade, was emerging as a strong strategic partnership.


The Foreign Office termed the visit a part of the high-level exchanges between Pakistan and China.

During the visit, both sides will inter alia discuss further deepening of bilateral relations, focus on cooperation in the high-quality development under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), defence and security cooperation, Covid-19 vaccines, counter-terrorism and regional and international issues of mutual interest.

“The visit will play an important role in further strengthening Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership and will expand strategic communication and coordination with China on a range of issues,” the FO said.