Chinese President Xi Jinping met Imran Khan in Beijing expressing the expectation that Pakistan and India could meet each other halfway developing their tensioned relations following the recent Pulwama terror attack executed by the Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed. The two leaders also swapped views on the circumstances in South Asia.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan reached in China for the Second Belt and Road Forum, arranged to intensify the acquiring of the trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative was begun by Xi Jinping in 2013, of which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a significant issue.
In today’s meeting, Xi Jinping revealed the strict commitment of China enhancing the bilateral bonds with Pakistan. He said, “Pakistan is China’s strategic cooperative partner. China and Pakistan are ‘iron friends and have always firmly supported each other on issues concerning core interests. China takes Pakistan as a priority in its diplomacy ”.
He added, China potentially stands with Pakistan, without caring about the changes of regional and international situations, for protecting the dominion, as well as national dignity following its own growth path compatible with its national conditions, struggling activists and terrorists , making great efforts for a resonated external security atmosphere , through playing a worthwhile role in the international and regional affairs.
India moved along the meeting for the second time, showing protest for the economic corridor which is being directed through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The meeting between the two leaders is held at a time while China is under huge pressure for the due to frequent attempts of blocking of designation Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist.
Last month, China created a technical standpoint on the settlement by the US, UK, and France at the counter-terrorism committee of the United Nations for declaring Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
China had clearly pronounced its firm objection to the matter overlooked by the UNSC, claiming that the issue led for resolution and accused the US of rushing it.