Pakistan, China talk about brand-new US policy on Afghanistan, South Asia
By Press Trust of India|Updated: 20th November 2017
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China today went over the brand-new United States policy in Afghanistan and South Asia and accepted even more enhance bilateral cooperation and carefully operate in different multilateral online forum.
This was chosen throughout the 8th Round of Strategic Dialogue in between the 2 sides in Islamabad, where Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua led the Pakistani delegation, while the Chinese side was led by Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou.
The Foreign Office stated both sides held thorough conversations on the whole spectrum of bilateral ties. These consisted of: the Belt and Road Initiative and particularly, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor; bilateral trade; defence; counter-terrorism; culture and people-to-people exchanges.
” The 2 sides likewise consented to even more enhance cooperation in all equally pertinent locations for the advantage of the 2 nations,” it stated.
Janjua and Kong likewise exchanged views on concerns consisting of the circumstance in Afghanistan, the brand-new United States policy in South Asia and matters associating with the Korean Peninsula.
United States President Donald Trump revealed his Afghanistan and South Asia policy in August where he had actually struck out at Pakistan for offering safe houses to “representatives of turmoil” that eliminate Americans in Afghanistan and cautioned Islamabad that it has “much to lose” by harbouring terrorists.
If it continues to do so, he likewise knocked Pakistan for its assistance to horror groups and cautioned Islamabad of effects.
China had actually safeguarded its all-weather ally Pakistan, stating that Islamabad is at the frontline of combating terrorism.
Throughout the conference, Janjua likewise raised the Kashmir concern.
China and Pakistan consented to even more enhance cooperation in different multilateral online forum consisting of the UN, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other multilateral companies.
The 2 sides repeated dedication to enhance and improve bilateral shared cooperation in all fields consisting of political, security and financial problems, and to even more collaborate on concerns of international and local significance.