PM: (Friendship with China cornerstone of Pak foreign policy: PM)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that friendship with China is the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy as both the countries enjoy unparalleled relations in the contemporary world.

He was talking to Vice Chairman of Central Military Commission, People’s Republic of China General FAN Changlong here on Thursday.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the time-tested friendship between the two countries is based on strong mutual trust, cooperation and convergence of views on regional and global issues.

He said the ongoing Strategic Dialogue, Consular Consultations and Counter Terrorism Consultations between Pakistan and China provide good opportunity to further improve their strategic partnership.

General FAN Changlong appreciated Pakistan’s role in fight against terrorism and added that both countries share common view on combating the evil of terrorism and extremism.

He said the mutually supportive cooperation in the field of defence is a critical factor in maintaining peace and stability in the region. He said that Pakistan has rendered huge sacrifices in the war against terrorism.