Islamabad (September 13, 2018): Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will arrive in Pakistan on a two-day official visit today.
According to the details, Mevlut Cavusoglu will arrive in Pakistan on the invitation of his counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Sources said that apart from his Pakistani counterpart, the top Turkish diplomat will be received by President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan during the visit.
During the meetings, the relations between Turkey and Pakistan will be discussed and views will be exchanged on regional and international developments.Earlier on September 08, Pakistani foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Chinese Counterpart Wang Yi agree to enhance cooperation.
After a detailed meeting, the Chinese foreign minister, who is currently in Pakistan on a three-day official visit, held a joint press conference with Qureshi to tell the media that the two sides decided to initiate strategic dialogue and further enhance bilateral economic relations.
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Qureshi, while addressing the presser, said that the two sides discussed various matters of mutual interest, including the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He said the two sides had discussed special economic zones along with the CPEC during their meeting.
He said CPEC is ‘proof’ that the belt programme is a sustainable initiative. “The CPEC is proof of how seamless the belt and road initiative can become with the help of all stakeholders,” he said.
FM Qureshi said that CPEC is progressing well and it will further widen opportunities not only for Pakistani and Chinese investors but for all.
“China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is leading to fast paced progress,”
“Relations with China are an integral part of our foreign policy and CPEC is the new government’s top priority,” he added.
Speaking about the delegation-level talks held between the two countries, Qureshi said, “Bilateral relations and the regional situation were discussed.”“Pakistan has played a key role in eliminating terrorism and China appreciated Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war on terror,” he added.
“The purpose of the Chinese foreign minister’s meeting is to increase communication with the new government,” he added.
“The Chinese foreign minister invited PM Imran to visit the country in November,” Qureshi further said.
Chinese State Councilor Yi also spoke on the occasion and said, “We want to strengthen relations with Pakistan.”
Qureshi said that he had extended assurances that the country will ensure the security of Chinese officials working in Pakistan.
The foreign minister said that the two sides had also discussed that poverty alleviation and social development be incorporated into the future joint endeavours.“We are proud of Pakistan and China’s friendship,” Qureshi had said before the meeting, noting that the friendship had “withstood every test”.
Chinese FM Wang Yi congratulated Prime Minister Imran Khan for Assuming top office of the country and invited him to visit China.
Wang Yi told the media that Beijing will support Pakistan in developing its industrial sector as well as increasing exports to China.
“China will give a lot of sustenance to encourage imports from Pakistan,” he said. “We have decided to strive for a greater balance in two-way trade. China will earmark amounts of subsidiaries to encourage imports from Pakistan and will send more tread coalition teams to Pakistan. We will also broaden the market access to Pakistan’s competitive agricultural products.”“The two sides will work to complete negotiations to upright the FTA by the end of this year to further enhance the level of trade,” he added.
“China will support Pakistan in developing the industry sector,” he said, adding that development-oriented cooperation was focused on during the meeting.
He said that he was visiting the country to renew China’s commitment to Pakistan and that China stands firmly by Islamabad as its counterpart.
“China and Pakistan are close friends. Our friendship has stood the test of time,” he said while stressing the need of enhanced strategic communication between the two sides.
“China will help Pakistan developing a local manufacturing centre,” he added.