According to Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 8th. Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who came to China to attend the closing ceremony of the 2019 Beijing World Horticultural Expo and made a working visit in the Great Hall of the People on the afternoon of October 8.
Li Keqiang first extended his sincere condolences to the Pakistani government and people for the severe earthquake disaster that Pakistan suffered not long ago. He said that China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners, and China-Pakistan friendship has a deep and solid foundation. It attaches no conditions and is not targeted at any third party. It has the support and support of the people of both countries. China attaches great importance to Mr. Prime Minister's visit to China. President Xi Jinping will meet with you. China has always placed China-Pakistan relations in the priority direction of neighboring diplomacy, firmly supported Pakistan in defending national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and legitimate rights and interests, supported Pakistan in advancing the cause of national prosperity and revitalization, and supported Pakistan in playing a more important role in international and regional affairs. Great effect. We are willing to work with Pakistan to continue to deepen strategic mutual trust, expand pragmatic cooperation, close cultural exchanges, and push bilateral relations and cooperation to a new level.
Li Keqiang pointed out that China-Pakistan cooperation is not only in the interests of the two countries, but also conducive to regional peace and stability. China is glad to learn that Pakistan has passed through a difficult economic period and is willing to continue to provide Pakistan with help within its ability. We are willing to strengthen the connection with Pakistan's development strategy, continue to promote the high-quality development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, strengthen cooperation in infrastructure, economy, trade, finance, capacity and other fields, take effective measures to promote more balanced development of China-Pakistan trade, and use China-Pakistan free trade The second-stage protocol of the agreement expands the export of Pakistan ’s advantageous products to China, protects the safety of Chinese-funded institutions and personnel in Pakistan, and promotes mutual benefit and win-win development for both sides.
Imran Khan congratulated the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China. He said that thanks to China ’s help and support, Pakistan ’s economy has now stabilized and is gradually recovering, which reflects Pakistan ’s solid all-weather friendship. Pakistan is willing to accelerate the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" with China, attaches great importance to the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the Gwadar Port, and is willing to expand the scale of trade and investment with China, accelerate cooperation in the fields of energy, hydropower, nuclear power, railways, agriculture, New progress has been made in bilateral relations.
After the talks, the two prime ministers jointly witnessed the signing of a number of bilateral cooperation agreements such as infrastructure construction, law enforcement security, culture, education, and media.