- Title: Chinese President Xi meets Pakistani PM
- Date: 9th October 2019
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (OCTOBER 9, 2019) (AGENCY POOL) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** BILATERAL TALKS IN PROGRESS BETWEEN CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING AND PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER IMRAN KHAN XI SPEAKING KHAN SPEAKING CHINESE AND PAKISTANI NATIONAL FLAGS BILATERAL TALKS IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 23rd October 2019 06:49
- Keywords: China Pakistan India Prime Minister Imran Khan Xi Jinping
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0DIL3B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Chinese President Xi Jinping met Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Wednesday (October 9) to discuss the security situation in the disputed region of Kashmir as well as economic ties.
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.
China, which also holds a thinly populated high-altitude area of Kashmir and has a longstanding dispute over the border with India, called New Delhi's actions "unacceptable."
Some officials and observers have said momentum on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects is slowing, in part due to concerns over the size of Pakistan's debt and struggling economy, which led Islamabad to turn to the International Monetary Fund for a $6 billion bailout package in July.
In a news conference on Sunday (October 6), Pakistan's Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Planning, Development and Planning, denied there had been any slowdown in the CPEC projects.
(Production: Thomas Suen, Mark Ho)
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