|http://www.sina.com.cn 2005/04/06 14:32 国际在线|
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his Pakistani counterpart Shaukat Aziz signed a treaty for friendship, cooperation and good-neighborly relations here Tuesday.
The treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Good-Neighborly Relations between the People's Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (hereinafter referred to as "the Contracting Parties") says the two parties firmly believe that to strengthen the overall good-neighborly friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation between the Contracting Parties is not only in the fundamental interest of the two countries and the two peoples, butalso conducive to regional and global peace, stability and development.
It reaffirms that the Joint Declaration between the People's Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Directions of Bilateral Cooperation signed by the two heads of state in 2003 is of guiding significance to deepening the bilateral relationship.
It confirms the obligations of the Contracting Parties under the Charter of the United Nations and other international treatieswhich they have acceded to.
It says the Contracting Parties shall actively develop and consolidate the bilateral strategic partnership of good-neighborlyfriendship and mutually beneficial cooperation in accordance with the universally recognized principles and norms of international law and on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. Both the Parties agree to maintain a regular high-level strategic dialogue.
It notes the Contracting Parties shall adhere to the principle of non-encroachment on national territories and boundaries in international law and strictly observe the boundary agreements between the two countries. They have resolved to maintain lasting peace and friendship for generations to come in the border areas between the two countries.