ISLAMABAD: China has reaffirmed its support to Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. This reiteration came during meeting of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly Session.
Wang Yi reiterated commitment of Chinese leadership to support Pakistan on all issues of its core national interest.
He said China will continue to support Pakistan in safeguarding and promoting its core interests.
Highlighting the situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the prime minister said the lockdown of millions of Kashmiris, the escalation in human rights violations and the continued communications blackout had created a dire humanitarian crisis in the occupied Kashmir.
PM Imran reiterated that the illegal and unilateral actions of India were aimed at altering the internationally recognized disputed status of the Occupied Kashmir by violating numerous UNSC resolutions and international law.
Imran Khan stated that Pakistan attached high priority to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to complete the ongoing projects under the CPEC.
Wang Yi reiterated the resolve of Chinese leadership to work with Pakistan’s leadership to further strengthen Pakistan-China relations in all areas of cooperation and build a community of shared future.
He underscored that successful implementation of BRI and CPEC will contribute to economic stability and development in Pakistan and region.
Both the sides also discussed regional security and agreed to continue close consultation and coordination for promotion of peace and stability in the region.
Pakistan and the United States have reaffirmed their resolve to build a broad-based and mutually-beneficial partnership. The understanding came at a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
During the joint press conference, Trump a third time offered to arbitrate between Pakistan and India on Kashmir dispute.
“If I can help, I will certainly do that. If both (Pakistan and India) want, I am ready, willing and able to do it,” he said.
Prime Minister Khan appreciated President Trump’s continued offers of assistance in mediating the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.