CHINA WELCOMES IMRAN'S REMARKS ON CPEC - TERMS HIM STAUNCH CHAMPION OF CHINA-PAK FRIENDSHIP

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Beijing(Monitoring Desk) China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's has welcome Imran Khan's remarks on CPEC and has said that We are closely following the ongoing presidential election in Pakistan. We sincerely hope that Pakistan will smoothly complete its political transition, maintain stability and achieve greater development. The Spokesperson was addressing a regular press conference on July 27, 2018.

Here is the question answer drafts of the press conference 

Q: Imran Ahmad Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, announced that he has won the election for the National Assembly on July 26. In a televised speech, he spoke highly of China-Pakistan relations and stressed that the new administration will further enhance its friendship and cooperation with China, advance the building of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and draw upon China's anti-corruption and poverty alleviation experience. What is your comment? What is China's expectation for China-Pakistan relations going forward?

A: We are closely following the ongoing presidential election in Pakistan. We sincerely hope that Pakistan will smoothly complete its political transition, maintain stability and achieve greater development.

The Chinese side noted Mr. Imran Khan's remarks on the China-Pakistan relationship. He said on many occasions previously that Pakistan's relationship with China serves as the cornerstone for its foreign policies, and no matter which party takes office, it won't change Pakistan's friendly policies towards China. He said that Pakistan is willing to learn from China's experience of development, and values and firmly supports the CPEC which he believes is of great significance to the country. China highly commends this and believes that Mr. Imran Khan and other people from all sectors in Pakistan are all staunch champions for China-Pakistan friendship.

His remarks also fully showcase that China-Pakistan friendship is an all-weather one. However the internal situation in the two countries may evolve, the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership will remain unchanged, as this is in the common interests of the two countries and two peoples.

A day earlier in the press conference the Spokesperson said to a question that China is ready to work with new government in Pakistan. 

Q: According to the latest trends, Imran Khan of the PTI party seems to take a lead in the election, but we cannot confirm the results so far. There have also been allegations by the previous governing party, saying that it would reject the results because of irregularities in the election process. Do you have any comment? Are you concerned at all about the current developments?

A: We are pleased to see that Pakistan has held a successful election, and sincerely hope that Pakistan will maintain political and social stability and focus on national development. The China-Pakistan friendship receives heartfelt support and acclamation of the two peoples. Whatever the result of the election is, it won't affect the development of China-Pakistan relations. The Chinese side is ready to work with the new Pakistani government for greater progress in our all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.