Inaugural meeting of Pakistan-China Joint Working Group on International Cooperation

The inaugural meeting of the Joint Working Group on International Cooperation and Coordination (JWG-ICC) was held on 9th April in Beijing. The Pakistan side was led by Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua while the Chinese side was led by Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou.

Both sides expressed satisfaction at the steady progress being made on various CPEC projects and reaffirmed their resolve to maintain this momentum.

The two sides exchanged views and explored ways of developing joint proposals on international cooperation and coordination under CPEC. They rejected attempts to direct self-serving criticism against CPEC and BRI. It was agreed to counter such moves through joint efforts at various levels and modes.

The Joint Working Group on International Cooperation was instituted during the 8th CPEC Joint Cooperation Committee meeting in November 2018.

The next meeting of the JWG-ICC will be held in Islamabad at a mutually convenient date.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Pakistan