ISLAMABAD, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Sunday that China and Pakistan will firmly stand together to continuously support each other on their core interests and issues of major concern so as to safeguard their legitimate interests as well as regional peace and stability.
Wang made the remarks during a joint press conference with Pakistani top foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz before concluding his two-day visit to Pakistan.
The foreign minister said during his visit here, the two sides conducted strategic communications and deepened strategic consensus, which are conducive to the further development of the bilateral all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.
Wang highlighted the smooth development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it has gained important early achievements which brought tangible benefits to Pakistani people, adding that China will work together with the Pakistani side to push forward the construction of CPEC.
Wang said China appreciates the measures taken by the Pakistani side to ensure the safety and legal rights and interests of Chinese nationals and institutions in Pakistan.
China welcomes Pakistan's further involvement in the joint development of the Belt and Road Initiative so as to create more fields for cooperation, he said.
Pakistan also has made great contributions to the fight against terrorism, Wang said, noting that the international community should fully acknowledge Pakistan's efforts.