China, Pakistan vow to strengthen all-weather strategic cooperative partnership
China and Pakistan issued a joint communique on Sunday to push forward the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries to a new high.
The two sides agreed to build a closer China-Pakistan community of shared future in the new era, based on principles of a treaty signed by the two sides in 2005 for friendly and neighborly cooperation, according to the communique.
Both sides stressed that the friendship and cooperation between China and Pakistan serve the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples, and contribute to peace, stability and development in the region and beyond.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan paid his first official visit to China. During his visit, Khan met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and held talks with Premier Li Keqiang.
Khan will also attend the First China International Import Expo in Shanghai.
Khan commended President Xi's visionary Belt and Road Initiative that aims at enhancing regional and international connectivity. The two sides reiterated that Belt and Road Initiative represents a win-win model of international cooperation and provides new opportunities for economic rejuvenation and prosperity of all countries.
Pakistan expressed a desire to learn from the Chinese poverty alleviation model, which has lifted over 700 million people out of poverty over the last forty years. China is willing to strengthen policy dialogue, experience sharing and capacity building in the field of poverty reduction with Pakistan, and support Pakistan to establish poverty alleviation demonstration projects.
Both sides reiterated the importance of people-to-people contacts and cultural exchanges and agreed to encourage mutual visits of national of the two countries. Both sides agreed to improve visa facilitation for mutual visits.