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FM Kh. Asif Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

Foreign Minister Kh. Asif has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bejing.

The meeting held on the sidelines of meeting of council of SCO foreign ministers.

Earlier Pakistan and China resolved to further enhance and deepen bilateral cooperation with the pledge to play a key role for regional stability through shanghai coordination cooperation.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said while talking to media along with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi after their meeting on the sidelines of the SCO Council of foreign ministers moot held here at Diaoyutai state guest house.

The foreign minister said the during the meeting, held in a very cordial atmosphere, his chinese counterpart termed pakistan and china as close friends, all-weather strategic and cooperative partners.

Wang Yi also appreciated Pakistans active participation in the SCO and expressed china's strong support to Pakistani efforts in enhancing regional peace and cooperation besides its tireless efforts in countering terrorism in the country.

Khawaja Asif highly appreciated the vibrant role of the SCO in the region and said it was significantly vital forum for regional cooperation.

He informed that Pakistan was looking forward to productive and fruitful meeting of the heads of states of the SCO at Qingdao in June this year.