Regional situation: Pakistan, China launch bilateral consultation mechanism
China and Pakistan have launched bilateral consultation mechanism on regional situation including Afghanistan and held the first round of consultation in Beijing. The consultation held on January 21 was co-chaired by Ambassador Luo Zhaohul, Director General of Department of Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and Ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain, Director General of Foreign Ministry of Pakistan.
Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2013
Zhang Zhijun, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, met the Pakistani delegation. A Foreign Office statement said that the two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on regional situation and Afghanistan. The two sides agreed that the Afghanistan issue concerns regional security and stability, and the consultation between China and Pakistan as all-weather strategic partners on this issue helps the two countries to co-ordinate positions and deepen co-operation, and contributes to early settlement of the issue.