Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Hina Rabbani Khar, here on Wednesday, pledging to further promote bilateral ties. Yang hailed the China-Pakistan relationship as a "high-quality strategic cooperative partnership," saying the two countries are close neighbors and have forged an all-weather friendship. Yang voiced his appreciation for Pakistan's consistent support of China's core interests, including issues related to Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang. He said China will continue to stand by Pakistan in safeguarding its national stability and developing its economy.