China is the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy: says Janjua


Beijing, August 21 (TNS): Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua reaffirmed that friendship with China is the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy, and reiterated Pakistan’s support for China on its core issues.

She called on Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the start of her three-day visit to China, state media reported.

During the meeting, the Foreign Secretary said that the recent visit of Chinese vice Premier Wang Yang to Pakistan to participate in celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of Independence on 14 August 2017 was in line with the long-standing traditions of the Pakistan-China all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.

Both sides acknowledged that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is the flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Foreign Secretary also addressed researchers, scholars and academics at the China Institute of International Studies on Foreign Policy of Pakistan and regional and global situation.