Ahead of Tuesday’s quad summit, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday denounced the US Indo-Pacific strategy, alleging that the four-nation grouping was formed in the guise of independence and openness but intended to contain China.
He made the remarks at a news conference after talks with visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Guangzhou, Xinhua news agency reported.
Asked about the “Indo-Pacific Strategy”, Wang said: “The US Indo-Pacific Strategy has become a source of increasing concern and concern in the international community, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.”
It is for this reason that the strategy has abandoned its purpose, not only to erase the name “Asia-Pacific” and the architecture of effective regional cooperation in the region, but also to achieve peaceful development and speed, Wang said.
Such a pleasure to visit # GuangzhouMeet the State Councilor and FM # Wangi, 71 Celebrate 71 years of lasting bond and discuss mutual interests. I thank the State Councilor for the warm welcome and warm hospitality #China. pic.twitter.com/NaFY0cpZVq
– Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (BBBhuttoZardari) May 22, 2022
Wang said the people of Asia-Pacific want national stability and a happy life, while the countries of the region do not want to take sides and hoped that the countries could live together in harmony and pursue win-win cooperation.
Wang criticized the United States for creating an “Indo-Pacific strategy” to form small circles in the name of independence and openness to hold China accountable.
Pakistan’s foreign minister begins his two-day visit to China on Saturday. Amid the slow progress of the CPEC projects and the deteriorating security situation in Pakistan which has become a source of animosity between the two countries during this visit.
The Pakistani foreign minister, who was present at the press conference in Guangzhou, said the two leaders were engaged in talks on economic integration, industrialization and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which was hampered by the weakness of Pakistanis. Economy
During the press conference, Bilawal stressed that China-Pakistan friendship is getting stronger and he is grateful for China’s support in every difficult time, Ari News reported.
The newly-appointed foreign minister also condemned the recent terrorist attack on Chinese nationals at Karachi University. He promised to bring the culprits to justice and assured the safety of Chinese workers in the CPEC project.