Pakistan already enjoys good bilateral relations with China and shaky bilateral relations with the US. The new government after taking oath started working on foreign policy and that involves good bilateral relations with all the countries. Pakistan is now specifically working to enhance relations with China and the US.
Pakistan – China bilateral relations
Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs met with Pang Chunxue, Chinese Charge d’ Affaires in Islamabad to discuss the bilateral relations. The minister of state conveyed that the new government wants to further the strategic cooperation between the two countries.
Moreover, Khar also discussed the matter concerning the abolition of CPEC authority. “It is a redundant organization with a huge waste of resources which has thwarted speedy implementation of the CPEC.”
Matters related to the development and common concerns were also discussed. The minister of state thanked the Chinese government for supporting Pakistan in all matters and welcomed the investment made by China in special economic zones.
Pakistan- US bilateral relations
The Pak-US bilateral relations have been going through a rocky path since the scandal of ‘foreign conspiracy.’ Pakistan’s new government has demonstrated intentions of strengthening relations with the US. Also the government intends on putting this scandal to rest. The minister met with the US Chargé d’affaires Angela Aggeler to discuss the future course of action.
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Pakistan is ready to enhance its relations with Washington on the basis of mutual respect and equality. No further information regarding the meeting was disclosed.
The meeting was solely to mend up relations with the United States.
Pakistan can be the bridge between the western and eastern blocs. For this the country has to maintain healthy relations with China and the US. Neverthless, Pakistan has to cover a long way while walking the thin line between the two countries that are at odds with each other.