Pakistan, China hold the seventh round of Strategic Dialogue in Beijing

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Beijing, August 23 (Online): The Seventh Round of Strategic Dialogue between Pakistan and China was held in Beijing, where the delegations discussed in detail the issues of bilateral relations.

The Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry led the Pakistani delegation, while the Chinese side was led by Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asian and Consular Affairs, Kong Xuanyou, said a press release issued on Tuesday.

Several bilateral issues including CPEC, economic cooperation, defence, counter-terrorism, SCO, culture, education and people to people contacts were discussed by the delegation. Both the sides agreed to further strengthen cooperation in all areas for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

The Foreign Secretary and his Chinese counterpart also exchanged views on regional situation including India, Afghanistan and South China Sea. Cooperation in multilateral forums including in the UN was also discussed.

The two sides also exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest. They agreed to continue to share their respective perspective on these issues and to further strengthen cooperation in multilateral forums including in the United Nations.

Chaudhry apprised his counterpart of the grave humanitarian situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir and the on-going human rights violations. He expressed the hope that the international community would play its role in calling on India to put an end to blatant human rights violations in the Valley.

The Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry is on a two day official visit to China where he met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in Beijing yesterday.

During his stay in Beijing, the Foreign Secretary will deliver a talk at the China Institute of International Affairs (CIIS), a leading think tank, on Pakistan’s foreign policy.

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