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Pakistan And China Sign 23 Bilateral Cooperation Agreements

Pakistan And China Sign 23 Bilateral Cooperation Agreements

Pakistan and China signed 23 memoranda of understanding on Friday to enhance bilateral cooperation in various sectors, including transport infrastructure, industry, energy, agriculture, media, health, water, socioeconomic development, and other areas of mutual interest.

The MoUs were signed following delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Chinese counterpart Li Qiang in Beijing. Both leaders reaffirmed the strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China, emphasizing mutual trust, shared principles, and strategic governance, as stated by a Foreign Office spokesperson.

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They reiterated their unwavering support for each other’s fundamental concerns and pledged to advance the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with high quality and ensure the prompt completion of ongoing projects. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reaffirmed his commitment to safeguard the safety and security of Chinese personnel and projects in Pakistan.

The two countries agreed to maintain high-level exchanges, strengthen institutional linkages, and continue consultations on bilateral and global matters, particularly during Pakistan’s term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2025-2026.

During his visit, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif engaged with Chinese investors and businesspersons to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan. Memorandums of understanding were signed with Chinese companies in the fields of economy, green energy, textiles, and manufacturing.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif assured Chinese business leaders of serious plans to secure investments beneficial to both countries, strengthening their relations significantly.

At the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Premier Li Qiang discussed bilateral ties, regional and global developments, and the importance of CPEC. Premier Li congratulated Pakistan on its election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and reaffirmed support for CPEC’s high-quality development. Both countries resolved to protect CPEC and accelerate infrastructure projects in Gwadar to turn it into a regional economic hub. Premier Li Qiang hosted an official banquet in honor of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif after the meeting.