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China, Pakistan coast guard hold first high-level meeting

This Jan 14, 2020 file photo shows the visiting vessel of China Coast Guard 5204 at Pier 15 in Manila, the Philippines. ( ROUELLE UMALI / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The China Coast Guard and the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency have held their first high-level meeting, via video link, with both sides vowing further cooperation for maritime law enforcement.

During their virtual meeting on Monday, both sides reviewed the gains from their cooperation in recent years, discussed the direction for future cooperation and exchanged views on issues of mutual concern, according to a CCG statement.

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Both sides have vowed to take the opportunity of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan and work together to promote maritime law enforcement cooperation and advance the building of a maritime community with a shared future.