China, Pakistan agree to jointly safeguard Asian peace and stability

Pakistan and China have agreed to jointly safeguard peace and stability of the world, especially Asia, and strengthen cooperation on counter-terrorism and peacekeeping in the UN framework, according to a report in Dawn

Apr 10, 2021
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Pakistan and China have agreed to jointly safeguard peace and stability of the world, especially Asia, and strengthen cooperation on counter-terrorism and peacekeeping in the UN framework, according to a report in Dawn.

An understanding to this effect was reached between the two sides during the third round of China-Pakistan consultations on the United Nations affairs held via a video conference, the report said.

The event was jointly chaired by director-general of the department of international organisations and conferences of the foreign ministry of China Yang Tao and Pakistan’s foreign ministry (UN) director general Usman Iqbal Jadoon. Officials of the Chinese embassy in Pakistan, Pakistani embassy in China and permanent missions of the two countries to the UN in New York and Geneva were also present.

Both countries agreed to work towards political and peaceful resolution of regional and international hotspot issues.

The neighbours  vowed to strengthen their cooperation on the UN and other multilateral platforms and to support each other on each side’s core and major interests.

Pakistan and China also agreed to continue to strengthen cooperation on counter-terrorism and peacekeeping in the UN framework by addressing the issue of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and supporting the UN peacekeeping operations so as to make greater contributions to the maintenance of international and regional peace and security.

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