CPEC further strengthens Pak-China ties: Alvi

China is largest trading partner of Pak, also important source of FDI in country, says President

APP December 28, 2023
Pakistan and China had launched CPEC six years ago with an initial investment portfolio of about $46 billion, which was sub-sequently increased to $60 billion. PHOTO: FILE

President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had helped further expanding and strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.

He expressed these views while talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Khalilur Rahman Hashmi who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The president said under CPEC, a network of roads had been laid across the country whereas infrastructure projects of strategic importance were also included in the mega project.

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Terming China as Pakistan’s brotherly country and a permanent strategic partner, he said the bilateral ties between Pakistan and China were of special importance.

“China is the largest trading partner of Pakistan and is an important source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country, President Alvi remarked. Further, he pointed out that the cultural and educational exchanges were important for strong friendship of the two countries.


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