Egypt’s inclusion to boost CPEC, says NA speaker

Egypt’s participation in CPEC would open up a new channel of unhindered flow of trade


Our Correspondent February 05, 2017
Egypt’s participation in CPEC would open up a new channel of unhindered flow of trade. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Egypt’s participation in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will assign substantive meaning to the ‘transcontinental game-changer’ project by connecting this region with Africa, Europe and the Middle East, National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told Egyptian Ambassador to Pakistan Sherif Shaheen.

Talking to media persons after his meeting with the Egyptian envoy, who called on him the other day at the Parliament House, the speaker remarked that Egypt’s proposal to join CPEC vindicated Allama Iqbal’s allusion to integration: ‘from the shores of Nile to the soil of Kashghar’, albeit in a different context.

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Welcoming Egypt’s proposal to join CPEC, the speaker said that Egypt’s participation in CPEC would open up a new channel of unhindered flow of trade between Africa and China through a secure and cheaper trade route via Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 6th, 2017.

COMMENTS (7)

Goodman | 4 years ago | Reply @Pnpuri: From where have you come up with the 40% figure. Please quote the reference. Secondly Pakistan and China both have offered India Multiple times to join CPEC but offer has been declined by India out of sheer arrogance, without realizing that India will be at the loosing end.
Pnpuri | 4 years ago | Reply Interesting comments, but will remain underused by 40% till india joins.
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