Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed the government’s firm commitment to expeditiously complete the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, which will open up tremendous opportunities for increased economic growth and development in the region and beyond.
The premier expressed these views during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Nong Rong, who called on him in Islamabad on Monday.
The matters covered during the meeting included Pakistan-China bilateral relations including CPEC, 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, vaccine cooperation and high-level bilateral exchanges.
PM Imran deeply appreciated the Chinese leadership and conveyed his warm greetings for President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.
Emphasising the time-tested “All-Weather Strategic Co-operative Partnership”, he reaffirmed Pakistan’s deep commitment to further enhance and broaden Pakistan-China ties.
The prime minister recalled his earlier telephonic conversation with Premier Li Keqiang, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, which was the reflection of excellent cooperation between Pakistan and China.
The Chinese envoy extended President Xi’s invitation to the prime minister to participate in the ‘CPC and World Political Parties Summit’, to be held in July.
PM Imran graciously accepted the invitation to attend the virtual event.
Ambassador Nong Rong reassured that China will continue to firmly support Pakistan in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and accords high priority to help address Pakistan’s requirements.
It was agreed to continue with the momentum of high-level bilateral exchanges to further solidify strategic cooperative gains between the two countries.