Li skips ‘K’ word, says China-Pak friendship unbreakable
References to Kashmir and tensions arising out of the Uri terror attack were conspicuously absent in Chinese official media coverage of the meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif here.
As all-weather strategic partners of cooperation, China and Pakistan have always firmly supported each other and their friendship is unbreakable, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Keqiang as saying while meeting Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session.
China stands ready to deepen all-round practical cooperation with Pakistan and is willing to make joint efforts with Islamabad in injecting new impetus in the development of bilateral relations, Keqiang said.
Noting that practical cooperation, focussing on the CPEC has made positive progress, Keqiang urged the two sides to carry out the planned construction of the corridor, accelerate the building of the Gwadar Port as well as its supporting facility, and bring more companies into industrial parks, the report said.
China is willing to maintain close high-level contacts and continue to strengthen coordination with Pakistan on global and regional affairs, he said.