Pakistan, China agree to continue efforts for peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China have agreed to continue efforts for peace in Afghanistan by political and economic means.

This agreement was reached during a meeting between Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security Nasser Khan Janjua and Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong, who called on him in Islamabad today to bid farewell at the end of his tenure in Pakistan.

The two sides discussed matters of mutual interest pertaining to the overall security situation of the region.

Matters of mutual interest and those pertaining to the overall security situation of the region were discussed.

The National Security Adviser thankfully acknowledged and appreciated the role of Mr. Sun Weidong in consolidation of friendly relations of both the countries. He wished the ambassador great luck for his future endeavours and said that his monumental services will be ever remembered.

The Ambassador said that the strength of Pak-China relationship lies in our people to people contact. He also highlighted the love and friendship of Pakistani people towards China and said that that he wanted to carry this friendship from generations to generations and to newer heights. We have already entered into the golden era of our relationship,’ he added.

Both sides agreed that CPEC is the flagship project strengthening the ties between the two countries. It was a dream that is now translating into a reality and yet there is a lot more to come which both the countries can do together. NSA suggested that China should consider to have its major industrial base in the Province of Balochistan where both the countries could co-produce and co-manufacture and also have an easy access to world market.

The Chinese envoy also stressed the point that China did not believe in competition, confrontation and conflict, rather it supports a new type of relationship based on mutual respect, that upholds territorial integrity and favours cooperation and partnerships to create win-win situation for all.

NSA also appreciates the role of China in Afghanistan. Both sides agreed to continue efforts for peace in Afghanistan by political and economic means.