Davos, Jan 25 (PTI) Pakistan today said Kashmir and Rohingya issues are among the “causes of a fractured world” being witnessed today and they also need to be discussed at the international level. Also Read - Chinese Cyberattack Behind Mumbai's Last Year Power Outage, Report Claims

Addressing a press conference along with his several cabinet colleagues who are here for the World Economic Forum (WEF), Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said his country expects relationships to remain strong with China as well as the US. Also Read - Arrival Of 'Sticky Bombs' Sets Off Alarm Bells In Jammu And Kashmir | All You Need To Know

He, however, acknowledged that the relationship with China has improved in recent past due to projects like Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Also Read - China Approves 2 More Homegrown Coronavirus Vaccines, Taking Total to 4

In reply to a question, Abbasi said, “Kashmir and Rohingya are also among the causes of fractured world and they also need (to be) addressed at international level”.

His comments were in reference to the theme of this year’s WEF annual meeting — ‘Creating a shared future in a fractured world’.

Asked whether Pakistan was feeling the warmth of friendship from the East or the West, Abbasi said, “For our country warmth has been blowing from both East and from the West and we hope it continues to blow from both sides.

We have excellent relationships with China and with the US also.”

He said the relationship with China has further strengthened with BRI and CPEC.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said these relationships have been there since the birth of the country.

The prime minister and his cabinet colleagues also listed out various steps being taken to attract investments and how the government was trying to improve the country’s global image.

Abbasi said Pakistan is an open market and ready to do business as he invited global businesses to come and invest in the country.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.