China says willing to help Pakistan over fiscal crisis

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang leave after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Sa...
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, center left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang, center right, attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the Peo...
Officials change documents as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, rear left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang, rear right, attend a signing ceremony at...
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Saturda...
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Saturda...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan walk together during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in ...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the Pe...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, gestures to Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beiji...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the Pe...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the Pe...
A member of an honor guard adjusts his hat before a welcome ceremony for Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Great Hall of the People in Beiji...
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Saturday, Nov. 3, 20...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the Pe...
Members of an honor guard march in formation before a welcome ceremony for Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Great Hall of the People in Bei...
Staff members adjust a red carpet before a welcome ceremony for Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Satur...
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stand together during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the Pe...
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stand together during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in...
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang walk together during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in ...

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang leave after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Sa...

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, center left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang, center right, attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the Peo...

Officials change documents as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, rear left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang, rear right, attend a signing ceremony at...

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Saturda...

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Saturda...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan walk together during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in ...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the Pe...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, gestures to Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beiji...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the Pe...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the Pe...

A member of an honor guard adjusts his hat before a welcome ceremony for Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Great Hall of the People in Beiji...

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Saturday, Nov. 3, 20...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the Pe...

Members of an honor guard march in formation before a welcome ceremony for Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Great Hall of the People in Bei...

Staff members adjust a red carpet before a welcome ceremony for Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Satur...

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stand together during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the Pe...

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stand together during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in...

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang walk together during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in ...

BEIJING (AP) — Close ally China says it is willing to offer assistance to Pakistan to help it weather its current fiscal crisis but that terms of such aid are still being discussed.

The announcement by Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou follows a meeting Saturday in Beijing between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Kong offered no information on the specific amount of aid China is willing to offer but says the sides made Beijing's support "clear in principle."

Pakistan's growing fiscal crisis has raised questions about its ability to repay Chinese loans granted as part of Beiing's "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative.

China has pledged more than $60 billion to Pakistan in the form of loans and investments for roads, ports, power plants and industrial parks.