Chinese delegations head, Professor YeHailin during a roundtable conference on Regional Security hosted by Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) in Islamabad on Wednesday, has stressed the need for increased regional cooperation and better ties for peace and security. While refereeing to strategic regional changes in the backdrop of the ongoing Afghan peace process and US-China trade war he said strong bilateral relations among region are need of hour for stability and peace in the region.
During the conference, Lt Gen (retd) Asif Yasin, one of the delegates from the Pakistani side, has said PM Imran Khan has been one of looking towards east rather than the west adding that the friendship between Pakistan and China is not one between the people or governments but between the hearts and minds of the two nations which has been proven over and over again.
China, besides Turkey and Malaysia, has stood by Pakistan through all difficult times, and Pakistan looks forward to even better times. While talking about US-Taliban talks, former Ambassador Qazi Humayun deliberated said that Trump administration fears that if they announce a withdrawal of troops, a pre-condition by the Taliban for cease-fire, they would declare it as their victory. Further, Lt. Gen Yasin appreciated China’s vision to “see behind the wall”. He also stated that US has started to feel threatened by the Chinese not only economically but now also militarily.
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15 July, 2019