BEJING: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Tuesday and discussed with him issues of mutual interests and regional situation.
The foreign minister, who reached Beijing on Tuesday morning on the third leg of his four-nation tour, held discussions with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
During the meeting between the two foreign ministers, bilateral and regional issues, especially peace in Afghanistan were discussed.
Earlier, the Minister visited Afghanistan and Iran as part of his four-day trip to the regional countries.
FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on his tour to regional countries, has held discussions with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Bilateral and regional issues, especially peace in #Afghanistan discussed.#Pakforpeace@CathayPak pic.twitter.com/z6fcBtqGta
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) December 25, 2018
The foreign minister’s tour to Afghanistan, Iran, China and Russia is aimed at taking regional countries on board about Pakistan’s fresh push to jumpstart the Afghan reconciliation process.
Upon reaching Beijing, Qureshi was received by Chinese Foreign Ministry officials.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations, promotion of regional connectivity and other important issues.
Delegation-level talks were also held between both sides.
Pakistan had last week facilitated a meeting between the United States and the Taliban in Abu Dhabi in a bid to pave the way for reviving the peace process that has remained stalled since 2015 when it broke down due to a news leak that insurgency’s leader Mullah Omar had long been dead.