Islamabad, June 24 (TNS): Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi held talks with Pakistan prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz on a range of bilateral issues as well as the situation in Afghanistan.
Wang, who arrived on a two-day visit, is also expected to hold talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Soon after his arrival, the Chinese minister went into delegation level talks with Pakistani side led by Aziz.
Delegation-level talks between Pakistan and China were held in Islamabad on Saturday evening, Radio Pakistan reported.
Pakistani side was led by Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz while Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is led his country’s delegation.
Entire gamut of bilateral relations and regional situation were discussed during the meeting.
“All issues of bilateral and regional interest are on the table,” it added.
Earlier, foreign office spokesman Nafees Zakaria during his weekly briefing on Thursday said that the Chinese foreign minister will discuss “all issues of mutual interest including the regional situation.”
From Pakistan, Wang is expected to visit Afghanistan, in an effort to defuse tensions between the two neighbours.
Citing sources in the foreign ministry, reports suggested that all bilateral efforts to normalise relations between Islamabad and Kabul in the past have yielded no output and interference of third party seems mandatory to fill the void.