Pak, China ‘completely unanimous’ on CPEC projects: Qureshi


Putting down rumours regarding any rift between Pakistan and China, Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said that both the countries had “complete unanimity” on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, Radio Pakistan reported.

Speaking to a private news channel, the foreign minister said that Pakistan would touch new heights by strengthening ties with China.

To a question about relations with Russia, the FM said there was a great space in improving the relationship and Moscow could help Islamabad in many sectors.

On trade-related relations with Qatar, he said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would have discussions during his upcoming visit to enhance business relations with Doha.

Qureshi also stated that Pakistanis would avail the opportunity of 100,000 jobs being provided by Qatar in the near future.

Separately, Qureshi said that relations between Pakistan and the United States were “gradually improving”.

“Pakistan is trying to conduct next round of talks between the US and Taliban as such kind of dialogue is in the interests of the Afghan government, Taliban and the entire region.”

He said that a solution to Afghan issue was not possible without intra-Afghan dialogue, adding that, “Pakistan considers it vital for restoring peace in the entire region.”