Dar arrives in Beijing to co-chair China-Pak FMs strategic dialogue

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ishaq Dar, touched down in Beijing on Monday to initiate the fifth session of the pivotal China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue.

Extending an invitation to Dar, Wang Yi, the Chinese Foreign Minister, looks forward to hosting Dar’s inaugural trip to China since taking up the foreign ministerial duties—a trip that unfolds amid recent disturbances in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where Chinese engineers were the target of an attack in Besham.

Dar’s agenda includes extensive discussions with Foreign Minister Wang Yi, focusing on the vast array of bilateral ties. In conjunction with the strategic dialogue, Dar is poised for interactions with top Chinese officials, various senior ministers, and key figures in the business community.

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In a forward-looking statement by the foreign ministry in March, Dar committed to propelling the second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) into full swing, honoring the common vision of the leadership from both nations.

The Ambassador Jiang bolstered this commitment, highlighting China’s special regard towards Pakistan and its unwavering endorsement of Pakistan’s endeavors in economic advancement, as well as their industrial and agricultural collaborations.

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China and Pakistan have forged an unbreakable bond as strategic partners and steadfast allies. The partnership has thrived in the face of international and regional changes, with both nations engaging in frequent high-level exchanges that have spurred forward their mutually beneficial cooperation, cementing the enduring friendship between the two sides.


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