BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that since the establishment of the new Pakistani government, China-Pakistan relations have continued to maintain a sound momentum of development.
"China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic cooperative partners, and bilateral relations have been operating at a high level in recent years," spokesperson Lu Kang said at a daily press briefing when answering a related question.
Lu said that Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have sent messages of congratulation respectively to Pakistani President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan. The two prime ministers also held a telephone conversation. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Pakistan on the occasion of the establishment of the new Pakistani government.
"In the next stage, there will be important high-level exchanges between China and Pakistan," Lu said, adding that the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and pragmatic cooperation in various fields continue to advance, people-to-people and cultural exchanges become closer, and good communication and coordination on important international and regional issues between the two countries have been maintained.
"We believe that with the concerted efforts of the two sides, the China-Pakistan relations will keep making progress," Lu said.