China, Pakistan to further expand bilateral trade
Updated 22:10, 14-Jun-2019

China and Pakistan will further expand bilateral trade and promote the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan reached the agreement during their meeting ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit on Friday in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Xi said that the two sides will make joint efforts to forge a closer China-Pakistan community of shared future, pushing forward the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two sides. The two countries should strengthen cooperation in the fields of agriculture, people's livelihood and industrial parks, Xi noted, adding that China supports Pakistan to enhance its anti-terrorism capability. The president said that China supports Pakistan to improve ties with India.

On his side, the Pakistani Prime Minister said that his country will firmly promote the construction of the CPEC, take effective measures to provide security and deepen the strategic ties with China. He also expressed appreciation for China's support and wished China to play a more significant role in international and regional affairs.