Noting that the ongoing second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would reinforce Pakistan’s efforts towards economic development with an enhanced cooperation in diverse areas, Prime Minister Imran Khan invited Chinese investors to benefit from the lucrative investment opportunities in Pakistan.
The PM made these remarks during a meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the OIC moot here on Tuesday.
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PM Khan and Mr Yi discussed the current trajectory of China-Pakistan bilateral ties, and the evolving regional and international scenario. The two sides also discussed the situation in Ukraine and reiterated the need for a solution through sustained dialogue and diplomacy.
Mr Khan briefed the Chinese leader on India’s egregious human rights violations in India-held Kashmir and its “irresponsible” behaviour that was an impediment to regional peace and security.
He also apprised Mr Yi of the so-called accidental firing of a missile from India into Pakistan.
He also emphasised that Pakistan and China must continue deeper engagement to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan, and avert a humanitarian crisis there.
In his meeting with Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr Riyad al-Maliki, the prime minister maintained that the Palestinian tragedy was at the heart of the turmoil in the Middle East. He reiterated Islamabad’s unequivocal support for the rights of the Palestinian people and their just struggle.
Later, in a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, Mr Khan reiterated Pakistan’s support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Iraq.