At the third round of China-Pakistan consultations on the United Nations Affairs, Pakistan and China agreed to work towards the political and peaceful resolution of regional and international hotspot issues, and jointly safeguard peace and stability of the world, especially in Asia.

Mr. Yang Tao, Director-General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences of the Foreign Ministry of China, along with Mr. Usman Iqbal Jadoon, Director-General (United Nations) of the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan jointly chaired the third round of China-Pakistan consultations on the United Nations Affairs through video conference. The Embassy of China in Pakistan, the Embassy of Pakistan in China and the Permanent Missions of China and Pakistan to the United Nations in New York and Geneva also attended the meeting.

Views were exchanged on a wide range of multilateral issues of mutual interest covering all major areas of the United Nations’ work, revealed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Both sides agreed to firmly safeguard multilateralism and support the central role of the United Nations in international affairs, while strengthening their cooperation on the United Nations and other multilateral platforms and to support each other on each side’s core and major interests.

Furthermore, the two countries vowed to strengthen cooperation on counter-terrorism and peacekeeping in the UN framework, by addressing the issue of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and supporting the UN peacekeeping operations, so as to make greater contributions to the maintenance of international and regional peace and security.

They agreed to onsolidate strategic coordination in the field of human rights, jointly opposing “double standards” and the politicization of human rights issues, and working for the promotion and protection of all human rights in a cooperative manner.

Anas Mallick is an international journalist who has been working as a field reporter for 7+ years now. With a focus on diplomacy, militancy, and conflict, Mallick's expertise involve Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan. He tweets at @AnasMallick


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