Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the third China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers Dialogue to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan from September 7 to 10, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced Friday. The Spokesman Geng Shuang released the news at a regular press conference in Beijing.

“Invited by Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the third China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral foreign ministers’ dialogue in Islamabad, Pakistan and visit Pakistan and Nepal from September 7 to 10,” said Geng.

Geng gave details about Wang’s visit to Pakistan.

“China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic cooperative partners. The China-Pakistan relations now enjoy good momentum of development as evidenced by frequent high-level exchanges, deepening and growing mutually beneficial cooperation and close coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs.

Wang’s visit aims to implement the consensus between the leaders of the two countries, consolidate friendship and mutual trust between the two sides, advance high-quality development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, deepen practical cooperation across the board and forge the closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era.

During the visit, Wang will meet with Pakistani leaders and hold a talk with Foreign Minister Qureshi,” said Geng.

As for Wang’s visit to Nepal, the spokesman added that the visit aims to promote comprehensive development of the bilateral relations between two countries.

“China and Nepal are comprehensive cooperative partnership featuring ever-lasting friendship. In recent years, taking the building of the Belt and Road as an opportunity, the two countries have accelerated the build-out of the multi-dimensional connectivity network through the Himalayas and our mutually beneficial cooperation across the board has developed rapidly.

In April this year, Nepal’s President Bhandari paid a successful state visit to China and the leaders of the two countries reached important new consensus on advancing China-Nepal relations.

Wang’s visit aims to implement the consensus between the leaders of the two countries, advance exchange and cooperation across the board and promote comprehensive development of our bilateral relations. During the visit, State Councillor will meet with Nepali leaders and hold a talk with Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali,” he said.

The first China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue was held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in 2017 and the second was held in Afghan capital Kabul in 2018.