Pakistan pivots to China amid fresh concerns over US ties with India
July 03, 2017  09:08
At a news conference welcoming China's foreign minister to Islamabad, Pakistan's foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz declared, 'Pakistan's relations with China are the cornerstone of our foreign policy.'

Islamabad's political pivot from Washington to Beijing, already its dominant investor and increasingly important global interlocutor, is hardly surprising, a Washington Post report said quoting experts.

Pakistan has been concerned about Washington's emerging friendship with India, at the same time, Pakistani officials have been worried for months that the Trump administration will put heavy pressure on their government, possibly by cutting aid or even declaring it a 'state sponsor of terrorism'.

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