ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Thursday called Chinese President Xi Jinping, and reaffirmed the unwavering trust and commitment between Pakistan and China.
A report shared by the country’s national broadcaster said Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar and Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated to further strengthen and deepen high-level dialogue and exchanges for the mutual benefit of the two sides.
PM Kakar interacted with top Chinese official at the Great Hall of People on the sidelines of the Third Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Thursday.
The premier felicitated President Xi Jinping on the successful holding of the 3rd Belt and Road Forum and commended his eight-point agenda relating to the future direction and scope of the Belt and Road Initiative.
很荣幸与中国国家主席习近平在北京人民大会堂会见。我们讨论了两国共同面对的多方面的挑战。我们重申，中巴关系坚如磐石，经久不衰，巴基斯坦是中国全天候战略合作伙伴，两国经贸往来密切，中巴经济走廊成果丰硕。我祝贺习近平主席在“一带一路”倡议十周年之际成功举办第三届“一带一路”国际高峰合作论坛… https://t.co/aQtQXLvnAv— Anwaar ul Haq Kakar (@anwaar_kakar) October 19, 2023
Islamabad, and Beijing reaffirmed All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership and underlined the strategic significance of this partnership in the evolving international situation. Kakar underscored that Pakistan and China are reliable partners and steadfast friends.
PM called the Pakistan-China relationship a factor of peace and stability in the region, whereas Chinese President underlined that Pakistan is an iron brother, trusted friend, and partner in peace and development.
Xi said China accorded special importance to Pakistan in its foreign policy and would continue to support Pakistan's sovereignty, territorial integrity and development.
Two leaders also discussed bilateral cooperation for enhanced regional connectivity and economic development which was the shared vision of two countries. President Xi expressed Chinese continued support for Pakistan in harnessing its geo-economic potential and emerging as a hub of regional trade.
Kakar, and JinPing emphasized the importance of steady pace of multi-billion dollar flagship project CPEC and to make it a corridor of growth, livelihood, innovation, openness and green development dovetailed with Pakistan's vision for a sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development.
The two leaders sheds light on major world issues, and agreed to further deepen strategic communication at all tiers, and enhance bilateral cooperation at the multilateral fora.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.
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