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Amid Backdrop of Anti-Chinese Violence in Pakistan, Foreign Ministers From Both Countries Meet to Reaffirm Ties

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi posing for a photo with his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari during weekend talks in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Image via China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari spent the weekend meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. 

This was Bilawal’s first official overseas visit since the new Pakistani government came to power last month, a sign of how important the relationship is to Islamabad. The two-day trip occurred just a few weeks after a suicide bomber from the separatist Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) detonated a bomb outside the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi and killed three Chinese language instructors.

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