Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said friendship with China is the cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy.

He was talking to Chinese vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou who called on him in Islamabad on Monday.

The two sides also agreed to further strengthen their bilateral relations and make joint efforts for the resolution of problems faced by the region.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi expressed satisfaction over strategic level talks with China.  He lauded Chinese efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Minister said socio-economic aspects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor project will be given special importance. He stressed for early establishment of special economic zones under the CPEC.

In his remarks, the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister assured to extend cooperation to Pakistan in economic development and poverty alleviation.