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.