Pak-China strategic partnership anchor for regional peace: Adviser

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China is an anchor for regional peace and stability.

He was talking to Member Political Bureau of Central Committee of Communist Party of China and Secretary Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Zhang Chunxian here on Tuesday.

The Adviser emphasized that friendship with China is the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

The two sides discussed a wide range of bilateral issues including trade, investment, economic cooperation, CPEC, people-to-people contacts, culture, education and science and technology. Enhancement of cooperation between Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China and Pakistan was also deliberated upon at length.

Zhang lauded Pakistan’s efforts in combating terrorism and recognized the sacrifices made by its people in this campaign.

Reiterating commitment to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, he said that CPEC will be of mutual economic benefit to the people of China and Pakistan as well as the region.