TASHKENT: President Mamnoon Hussain met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Tashkent, Uzbekistan today on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit.

Both the leaders discussed about the membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

They agreed that discrimination should not be carried out in the membership of NSG however; balance of power in the region will be distorted if only India is approved of the membership.

President Mamnoon said that strategic partnership is present between Pakistan and China. He reiterated that no compromise will be made on CPEC.

President Mamnoon Hussain thanked China for supporting Pakistan in its resolve to achieve membership of NSG and SCO. Both the leaders agreed to work together for regional peace and stability.

Mamnoon Hussain said that his country firmly supports China's principles and positions on issues concerning the South China Sea as well as Taiwan and Tibe, a Chinese News Agency reported.

Mamnoon Hussain thanked China for supporting Pakistan in its efforts to achieve membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group. He appreciatedChina's stance on membership of NSG for the aspiring countries.

The two heads noted that giving membership of NSG to India alone will disturb the balance of power in the region.

The President also thanked for Chinese support for membership of SCO.

Mamnoon Hussain also lauded China's stand on Pakistan's sovereignty and integrity and its condemnation of recent drone strike in Balochistan.

The two leaders said no compromise will be made on the flagship project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The President said Pakistan is committed for completion of various projects under the CPEC and will begin developmental work in the selected industrial zones in the current year.

He said Pakistan stands by its one China Policy.

President Mamnoon Hussain said that there was no place in Pakistan for the enemies of China.

He also said on the occasion that Pakistan and China's friendship had remained firm despite difficulties and trials.

"There exists a strategic partnership between China and Pakistan," he said.

Mamnoon Hussain thanked President Xi Jinping for China's stance in favour of Pakistan's sovereignty and security.