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2022-02-05 19:53:00

Prime Minister Imran Khan with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left) and PM Imran Khan with Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Beijing. — Reuters/File/PMOffice
  • Kashmir and Afghanistan in focus in each conferences.
  • Discussions held on wide-ranging issues.
  • PM Imran Khan is in Beijing on a four-day go to.

ISLAMABAD/BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Beijing to debate wide-ranging issues.

The prime minister is in Beijing on a four-day go to, the place he met the Chinse management, native businessmen, and likewise attended the Winter Olympics 2022 opening ceremony to point out solidarity with the brotherly nation amid the West’s boycott.

Minister for Data and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry mentioned that Kashmir and Afghanistan had been the centerpiece of PM Imran Khan’s conferences with each the leaders.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meeting with Chinese prime minister Li has ended. It was followed by a meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat. Kashmir and Afghanistan were the main topics of discussion in both the meetings,” he tweeted.

China, as a political, financial and strategic accomplice of Pakistan, has at all times performed a “critical role”, the minister added.

In a separate assertion, the Prime Minister’s Workplace mentioned the PM, in his assembly with the Uzbek President, exchanged views in element on your entire gamut of bilateral relations primarily based on shared bonds of religion, historical past, and tradition.

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The 2 leaders reaffirmed their resolve to comprehensively improve the Pakistan-Uzbekistan partnership throughout the broad spectrum and proceed taking sensible steps for the implementation of the important thing initiatives, in line with the PM’s Workplace.

PM Imran Khan underscored the significance of enhanced commerce and financial cooperation, significantly by means of operationalising the landmark bilateral Transit Commerce Settlement (UPTTA) and finalising the Preferential Commerce Settlement.

He additionally reiterated Pakistan’s full help of the Trans-Afghan railway venture and exchanged views on the subsequent steps in taking it ahead over the approaching months.

To additional enhance connectivity and people-to-people contacts, the prime minister underlined the necessity to improve tourism, take all steps for resuming direct flights, strengthen banking hyperlinks, and facilitate visas procedures.

The 2 leaders additionally mentioned cooperation in training and tradition and acknowledged progress on joint analysis and media ventures, together with the joint movie on Baburi heritage and dubbing of Pakistani dramas in the Uzbek language.

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In addition they exchanged views on problems with regional peace and stability. The 2 sides confused the necessity to proceed financial and humanitarian help to Afghanistan by the worldwide neighborhood to keep away from any additional deterioration of the state of affairs.

Stressing the necessity for sensible engagement, the 2 leaders agreed {that a} peaceable, secure and affluent Afghanistan was very important for regional stability in addition to for the realisation of infrastructure and connectivity initiatives.

PM Imran said that the folks of Pakistan had been wanting ahead to welcoming President Mirziyoyev on his go to to Pakistan. The 2 sides agreed to work carefully to make sure the concrete final result of the go to.

PM holds on-line assembly on renewable power

Individually, PM Imran held a web-based assembly with Chairman China Power and Engineering Company Dr Track Hailiang and Chairman Energy China Dr Ding Yanzhang.

The assembly was about growing funding in Pakistan’s power sector together with renewable power and enchancment in irrigation infrastructure.  

PM Imran Khan holds an online meeting with Chairman China Energy and Engineering Corporation Dr Song Hailiang and Chairman Power China Dr Ding Yanzhang on renewable energy in Beijing on February 5, 2022. — APP
PM Imran Khan holds a web-based assembly with Chairman China Power and Engineering Company Dr Track Hailiang and Chairman Energy China Dr Ding Yanzhang on renewable power in Beijing on February 5, 2022. — APP

Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Shaukat Fayyaz Tarin, Data Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Planning Minister Asad Umar, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, Particular Assistant to PM on CPEC Affairs Khalid Mansoor, Nationwide Safety Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf and senior officers involved are attending the assembly. 

— Further enter from APP

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