FM Qureshi arrives in Beijing for first Pakistan-China strategic talks

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was received by Chinese officials and Pakistan's Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid, in Beijing on Monday. (Photo Courtesy: Pakistan Foreign Office)
Updated 18 March 2019

FM Qureshi arrives in Beijing for first Pakistan-China strategic talks

  • Representatives from both sides expected to discuss regional situation
  • Visit seeks to reinforce efforts to deepen economic engagement under CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi began his three-day visit to China on Monday to attend the first high-level Pakistan-China strategic talks between the foreign ministers of both the countries.

He was received at the airport by Chinese officials and Pakistan's Ambassador in Beijing, Masood Khalid. 

“Both sides will hold comprehensive discussions on the entire range of bilateral relations including CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor),” a statement released by Pakistan’s Foreign Office read.

According to the statement, the Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue will also see both the sides discuss the regional situation and cooperation at the multilateral level. 

“The foreign minister will also address the Political Parties Forum on CPEC and participate in the ruling parties’ dialogue between PTI (Pakistan Threek-e-Insaf) and CPC during the visit,” the statement read.

FM Qureshi will also call on the Chinese leadership during the visit.

Qureshi's visit will add “momentum to close and broad-based bilateral ties and will reinforce efforts to deepen economic engagement under CPEC,” the statement added.

China is one of Pakistan’s closest allies and both countries enjoy a close cooperation in various fields, including defense.


Pakistani FM, Saudi envoy discuss regional issues

Updated 28 November 2019

Pakistani FM, Saudi envoy discuss regional issues

  • Ambassador Nawaf discussed bilateral ties with FM Qureshi
  • Earlier this week, Prince Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud visited Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Saeed Al Malki met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss regional issues of mutual interest, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy good relations and have established long-term programs of strategic cooperation over the past few decades.

Earlier this week, Saudi Prince Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud visited Islamabad and met with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Saudi prince’s visit was related to his charity projects in Pakistan, for which the prime minister expressed his appreciation, underscoring the uniqueness of Pakistani-Saudi ties, the PM’s office said in a statement after the meeting on Tuesday.