Another productive dialogue was held between Pakistan and China in the larger perspective of improving trilateral relations between Pakistan, China, and Afghanistan. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid a visit to Islamabad on 24-25 June. This was his second visit to Pakistan after he paid a visit to Islamabad in February 2015, just two months ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to Islamabad when the historic China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) deal of US$ 46 billion was struck.
This time, Wang Yi is visiting Pakistan and the focus of his visit is Pakistan-Afghanistan relations and internal situation inside Afghanistan besides discussing matters of bilateral interests between the two countries. The CGTN quoted as saying that the “Chinese mediation between Pakistan and Afghanistan is a step in the right direction and it could ease the rising tensions between the two neighbors.”