New Pak govt, China discuss steps to beef-up security for Chinese in first meeting

Updated: few hours ago

Beijing, May 12 (PTI) All-weather friends China and Pakistan in their first official talks after the new government took over in Islamabad have reached an “important consensus” to deepen their strategic cooperation besides steps to beef-up security of a large number of Chinese personnel working in CPEC projects in the light of recurring attacks by militants.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in his first meeting with Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari via video call on Wednesday discussed a host of issues.

This was the first meeting between Chinese and Pakistani foreign ministers since the new government headed by Shehbaz Sharif was sworn in and Bilawal's appointment as the Foreign Minister, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a media briefing here on Thursday.