Both agreed on the importance of maintaining close dialogue on matters relating to trade and investment. The two leaders agreed that the new high level mechanism on trade and economy should meet at an early date, an official statement said.
Pakistani Minister of Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar on Tuesday said that this year was a significant year for CPEC as several significant milestones were achieved or will be achieved by the end of the year, Xinhua reported.
The unrest in the semi-autonomous city was an important topic at a major, four-day meeting of the Communist Party chaired by President Xi Jinping this week in Beijing, said Shen Chunyao, director of the Hong Kong, Macau and Basic Law Commission.
Despite holding sizable territory, China has stayed away from the Kashmir dispute, leaving India and Pakistan to have it out among themselves. However, by supporting Pakistan and criticising India, China appears to have lost that neutrality.
It is really a matter of national survival. Who would you rather take the lead from--successful, well-protected nations or the wiseacres who brought you the joys of November 26, 2008 and the dubious promise of Sharm-el-Sheikh?