The 4th Round of Pakistan-China Bilateral Consultations on Arms Control & Non-Proliferation was held in Islamabad at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 24 August 2017. The Pakistan side was led by Ambassador Tasnim Aslam, Additional Secretary (United Nations and Economic Coordination). The Chinese delegation was led by Ambassador Wang Qun, Director General of the Arms Control Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.
The consultations covered a broad range of issues related to arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation on which the two sides shared a commonality of perspectives.
On the issue of NSG membership applications of non-NPT states, Pakistan underscored the need for a two-step approach through open and transparent inter-governmental procedures and the principle of reaching an agreement through consultations.