Chinese investment sought for Gwadar port

‘Pakistan and China support each other on UN reform among other issues’.

August 13, 2011


Pakistan Ambassador to China Masood Khan said on Saturday that Pakistan would welcome China’s help in the development of the Gwadar port.

Talking to journalists, the Pakistan envoy termed the Gwadar port the gateway to the Middle East and Indian Ocean economies.

“China has already built the Gwadar port. We want to develop it further. We will welcome a role by China in the future,” he said.

He said that Pakistan needed to develop rail, road, air and communication networks. “When this network is fully operational from Gwadar to Khunjerab, Urumqi, Beijing and Shanghai, it will give alternative choices to China for its trade with the Middle East and Europe. This alternative route will be much shorter than the one passing through the Malacca Straits,” he said.

Khan said that Pakistan and China had a common goal of making South Asia a prosperous region. “The two countries have common interests. Both want peace and stability in the region. Both want this region to prosper,” he said.

He said that traditionally Pakistan and China had collaborated closely in the UN and multilateral forums.    “We support each other on issues like the UN reform, disarmament, climate change, food security and international financial matters,” he said.

He mentioned that Pakistan and China were cooperating in many sectors, including energy, telecommunications, agriculture and infrastructure. “China’s top brands are already in Pakistan. We are working on enhanced and assured inflows of Chinese investment in Pakistan”, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2011.


Rana | 12 years ago | Reply

@Saeed: Pakistan and its people have been suffering due to external and internal interferences and bad decisions imposed on them. When I hear innocent people suffering in their own homeland it is very painful. We all need to take responsibility and make this nation better. We all need to work together to get rid of insanity in Pakistan. That change can only come if we all act and do little acts of kindness. These little actions, a little progress can certainly make a big difference in a county of 170 million people. So Saeed keep up the good work, and one day this nation will certainly rise.

Hedgefunder | 12 years ago | Reply

@saeed: For your info, i am not in Orissa, nor have i ever been there !!! I live in London, UK. By the way, have you been to Orissa??? Your reply is rather evasive as to the facts presented and questioned by me ! Have you got any answers in regards to them?? This is not about India and Pakistan, but a infrastructure and further developments and crazy grand schemes which are simply not practical, can actually grasp to that reality, or is it too much to ask???? No wonder you people are living on Aid, as it shows your lack of conducting responsive dialogue or being in position to acknowledge the facts as they stand !!!!

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