- Title: Pakistani PM Khan meets China's Premier Li
- Date: 8th October 2019
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (OCTOBER 8, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** LI AND KHAN WALKING IN FOR SIGNING CEREMONY SIGNING CEREMONY IN PROGRESS LI AND KHAN TALKING OFFICIALS STANDING UP AND EXCHANGING DOCUMENTS PAKISTANI OFFICIALS CHATTING LI AND KHAN SHAKING HANDS THEN LEAVING CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN GENG SHUANG ARRIVING FOR REGULAR NEWS CONFERENCE JOURNALISTS SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN GENG SHUANG, SAYING: "China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners. The leaders of the two countries have a good tradition of frequent communication. At present, China-Pakistan strategic mutual trust is solid, pragmatic cooperation in various fields is advancing rapidly, and China-Pakistan economic corridor construction has continuously made new progress and brought greater benefits to the people from two countries. China hope the visit can achieve positive results and inject new impetus into the development of China-Pakistan relations." JOURNALISTS SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN GENG SHUANG, SAYING: "China calls on India and Pakistan to strengthen dialogue on disputes including Kashmir to enhance mutual trust and improve relations. This is in line with the common interests of both India and Pakistan and is the common expectation of the countries and the international community." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF FOREIGN MINISTRY BUILDING CHINESE FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2019 12:48
- Keywords: China Pakistan Li Keqiang Imran Khan
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA004B08ISEF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Tuesday (October 8) to discuss the security situation in the disputed region of Kashmir as well as economic ties.
After an official welcome, the two held bilateral talks.
Khan's visit also include talks on the progress of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the $60 billion infrastructure program China launched as part of its flagship "Belt and Road" project.
Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday (October 8) China hoped India and Pakistan would strengthen dialogue on disputes including that over Kashmir to enhance mutual trust and improve relations.
Tensions over Kashmir have risen drastically since August when New Delhi revoked the autonomy of its portion of the territory, which both India and Pakistan rule in part and claim in full.
(Production: Thomas Suen, Martin Pollard)
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