"China and Pakistan should jointly push forward the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and constantly enrich the connotation of the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership," Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
He made the remarks when meeting with the Pakistan Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Thursday in Beijing.
He said that no matter how the international and regional situations change, China will firmly adhere to the policy of friendship with Pakistan.
"CPEC, a landmark project of mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Pakistan, will certainly help Pakistan develop its economy, improving its people's livelihood," he added.
Wang also hailed that Pakistan has just held a successful general election, "It is believed that under the leadership of the new government, Pakistan will make new achievements in national construction."
Sanjrani responded that friendship with China is the cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy and the consensus of all parties.
"The Pakistan side hopes to learn China's valuable experience in economic development, poverty alleviation, anti-graft campaigns and many other areas. It is looking forward to seeing China continuing to play a positive role in improving neighboring countries relationship and relief the country's outside pressure," he noted.