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Shah Mehmood Qureshi reaches China for the first-ever foreign ministers’ strategic dialogue

March 18, 2019

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Beijing on Monday to attend the first ever Pakistan-China Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue. He will be China from March 18 to March 20.

During the three-day official visit, Qureshi will discuss bilateral relations with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The two sides will also exchange views on the regional situation and cooperation on multilateral forums.

The foreign minister will also address the Political Parties Forum on CPEC and participate in the ruling party’s dialogue between the PTI and Communist Party of China during the visit.

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“China is not only Pakistan’s good friend, but during every difficult situation China has stood by us,” Qureshi told the media before leaving for China.

“China’s recent decision to support Pakistan amidst tensions between India and Pakistan is also proof of that friendship,” he said.

The foreign minister and Wang Yi will also discuss the issue of peace and security in the region. “It was necessary that mutual consultation should be made for the future joint ventures,” he added.

During his visit, he will also call on the Chinese leadership and will meet think tanks groups. He is also expected to address the media during the visit.

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