Bilateral Relations

China views Afghanistan as a friendly neighbour: envoy
Kabul - The Chinese ambassador in Kabul on Wednesday hailed Afghanistan as a good neighbor of his country. Liu Jinsong, during a recent meeting with Afghan media representatives in China,...
China to welcome Afghanistan into CPEC’s fold
Islamabad - China will welcome Afghanistan to become part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the economic corridor will help bring about peace in Afghanistan, said the Chinese ambassador...
China tries to bring Pakistan, Afghanistan closer
Beijing - China has proposed hosting a new round of three-way talks with Pakistan and Afghanistan this month to continue with its diplomatic push in helping the two neighboring countries...
Joint efforts of China, EU needed to fight unilateralism
Beijing - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday in Paris, the first stop of his ongoing European tour. He will also...
The EU and China will leverage renewable energy to create a new global order
Beijing - When French President Emmanuel Macron last month urged a joint session of the United States Congress to “make our planet great again,” his message was intended for political...
Besides CPEC, more opportunities await Pakistan in post-Brexit scenario: Experts
Islamabad - Pakistan, while focusing on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), should also look beyond in European Union (EU) countries amid scenario evolving in the aftermath of Brexit formalization...
China-Iran petrochemicals trade insulated from US sanctions
Beijing - China’s petrochemical imports from Iran are not expected to take a major hit upon the US’ re-imposition of sanctions against the Middle Eastern country. Even before the landmark...
China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal
Washington - The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp up business links with the...
Russia, China tighten ties with Iran
Moscow - Russia and China moved Thursday to extend their economic influence in Iran, while Europeans are finding it harder to ignore efforts by Washington to isolate Tehran economically. In...
China resumes providing Brahmaputra water flow data to India
New Delhi - China has resumed providing water flow data on the Siang to India on May 15, according to officials in the ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga...
Modi-Xi Wuhan summit fixed the growing power imbalance between India and China
New Delhi - Two leaders of Asia’s largest powers – Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi – emerged on the scene two years apart with similar promises. Different paces of growth,...
Modi to lay base of Zojila tunnel, will help check Pakistan, China’s influence in Ladakh
New Delhi - To check the growing influence of Pakistan and China in the Ladakh region and facilitate quick mobilisation of troops in case of any incursion from across the...
Russia, China tighten ties with Iran
Moscow - Russia and China moved Thursday to extend their economic influence in Iran, while Europeans are finding it harder to ignore efforts by Washington to isolate Tehran economically. In...
China has decided Russia is too risky an investment
Moscow - On May 4, the planned investment by the Chinese company CEFC China Energy into Russian state oil giant Rosneft fell apart, eight months after it was first announced....
Iran, Russia, China, EU will work to salvage nuclear deal
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has backed efforts to salvage the deal since the United States announced its withdrawal. Following meetings with top European Union representatives, as well as officials...
Afghanistan to host Bangladesh T20 series in India
Kabul - Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for three Twenty20 internationals in India next month, the country's cricket board chief said.  The Afghanistan cricket team, which has had its training base...
Afghan officials working with tribal elders to rescue abducted Indian engineers
Kabul - Security officials in Afghanistan are working with local tribal elders to trace the seven Indian engineers abducted by the Taliban + gunmen in the restive northern Baghlan province,...
Take Tajikistan, but give Afghanistan to India: Ghani’s proposal to Pakistan
Kabul - Here is a bit of hard news that sums up the tone and tenor of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s just-concluded India visit (27-29 April) and what concrete deliverables...
Islamic university in Iran wants India’s help to boost yoga & ayurveda
New Delhi - A university in Iran has approached India to start courses in yoga, ayurveda and unani medicine for its students. In an invitation dated 24 April, the Iranian...
Pakistani gwadar port, a double-edged sword for Iran
Karachi - Gwadar Port of Pakistan as the key factor and heart of CPEC could be assumed as a serious competitor against the Iranian Chabahar Port or a chance for...
India’s grip on vital Chabahar port loosens as Iran looks towards China
Tehran - A remote Iranian port could be the next trigger for geopolitical tensions between rivals China and India. India has pledged more than $500 million to develop the strategically...
Pakistan Iran to inch closer under CPEC
Tehran - Project Director of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) strongly believes that relationship between Iran and Pakistan will grow further and stronger under the CPEC . In an interview...
US sanctions on Iran don’t worry Pakistan
Washington - While Pakistan’s bilateral trade with Iran remains negligent, the sanctions re-imposed by the United States will further worsen the situation. US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from...
Iran hands over 76 illegal immigrants to Pakistan
Tehran - Iranian security forces handed over 76 illegal Pakistani immigrants to Levies force at Pak-Iran border area of Chaghi district on Sunday. According to Levies sources, these Pakistani workers...
United States diplomat involved in road accident in Pakistan returns home
Washington - A US diplomat, who killed a Pakistani motorcyclist in a road accident last month, has left the country amidst controversy over his immunity from prosecution. Defence attache Colonel...
US sanctions on Iran don’t worry Pakistan
Washington - While Pakistan’s bilateral trade with Iran remains negligent, the sanctions re-imposed by the United States will further worsen the situation. US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from...
Tit-for-Tat: All US diplomats in Pakistan to face restrictions
Islamabad - In a tit-for-tat move, the Foreign Office on Thursday announced that all the US diplomats in Pakistan would be facing restrictions from Friday (today) under which they won’t be...
Pakistan, Afghanistan pledge to make fresh start in relations
Kabul - With their new bilateral engagement framework — Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) — in place, senior officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan pledged to make a...
China to welcome Afghanistan into CPEC’s fold
Islamabad - China will welcome Afghanistan to become part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the economic corridor will help bring about peace in Afghanistan, said the Chinese ambassador...
China tries to bring Pakistan, Afghanistan closer
Beijing - China has proposed hosting a new round of three-way talks with Pakistan and Afghanistan this month to continue with its diplomatic push in helping the two neighboring countries...
China expects Pakistan’s active role in SCO
Shanghai - China attached high importance to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and hoped that Pakistan will be its active member in promoting the Shanghai’s spirit, that meant to ensure regional...
Pakistan to participate in annual specialty commodity expo in China
Beijing - Pakistani enterprises to participate in the sixth China Specialty Products Fair to be held in Sanmenxia, Henan province from May 25 to 29. Covering an area of 16,000...
Is China really colonising Pakistan?
Five years have elapsed ever since the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor initiative (CPEC) was proposed by the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in May 2013, and changes have been taking place...
Landmark judgment: WTO supreme court rules in Pak favour
Islamabad - In a major development, the supreme dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled in favour of Pakistan, rejecting the appeal of the European Union (EU)...
Ayaz lauds EU for strengthen Pakistan’s democratic process
Islamabad - Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Monday, appreciated European Union’s (EU) support for the strengthening of democratic process and institutions in Pakistan, saying that political leadership of Pakistan...
Besides CPEC, more opportunities await Pakistan in post-Brexit scenario: Experts
Islamabad - Pakistan, while focusing on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), should also look beyond in European Union (EU) countries amid scenario evolving in the aftermath of Brexit formalization...
Indian ex-diplomat found guilty of passing secrets to Pakistan
New Delhi - An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan’s intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty...
Pakistan’s military wants peace and dialogue with India
New Delhi - Pakistan’s COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa thinks that the way to peace and prosperity in his country is through military cooperation with India. The two countries along...
Pakistan condemns ex-PM Sharif over comment on attack on India
Islamabad - Pakistan’s top civil and military leaders on Monday condemned a suggestion by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that Islamist militants who killed 166 people in India in 2008...
Pakistan book their place in street child world cup semi-final
Moscow - Pakistan have booked their place place into the semi-finals of the Street Child World Cup 2018 in Russia after defeating Tajikistan 2-0 in the quarter-final on Sunday. The...
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa appointed CJP as Saqib Nisar departs for Russia, China
Islamabad - Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, took an oath on Monday as acting Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) after current CJP Mian Saqib Nisar left for his visit to Rusia...
Gen Bajwa’s significant visit to Russia
Moscow - Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa recently paid what observers are calling a “highly successful” two-day official visit to Russia. In Moscow, he met the...

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