Pakistan and China on Saturday signed 15 various agreements and documents to further deepen their bilateral cooperation in multiple spheres.
Both the countries signed an agreement to enhance agriculture and technical cooperation, cooperation between Islamabad Police and Beijing Police, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and Science Academy of China and between Pakistan Meteorological Department and Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The agreements were signed during the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China at a ceremony held at Great Hall of China where the prime ministers of the two countries also held a bilateral meeting.
Khan, who is on his first official visit to China after assuming charge as prime minister, led the Pakistani delegation which included Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Finance Minister Asad Umar among others. The Chinese delegation was led by Prime Minister Li Keqiang.
The ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
From Pakistan side, the documents were signed by Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiar and Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Masood Khalid.
The two countries signed MoUs for cooperation on forests, earth sciences, and poverty alleviation.
Pakistan and China also signed an agreement for holding strategic dialogue at the level of the foreign ministers of the two countries.
In his remarks, the Chinese premier expressed his desire to work closely with PM Imran to further strengthen the all-weather strategic partnership. Keqiang noted, “CPEC will not only benefit Pakistan and China but will prove to be a game-changer for the entire nation.”
“China stands with Pakistan,” the Chinese premier further assured.
PM Imran thanked the Chinese Premier for the warm hospitality and reaffirmed the message of a strong strategic partnership between Pakistan and China.