Pakistan and China sign 23 MOUs aimed at strengthening bilateral ties across multiple sectors

MoUs cover transportation infrastructure, industry, energy, agriculture, media, health and other areas of interest.

NEWSDESK   June 07, 2024

Pakistan and China have inked 23 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) aimed at enhancing collaboration across various sectors.

The MoUs signed Friday in Islamabad included transportation infrastructure, industry, energy, agriculture, media, healthcare, water management, socioeconomic development, and other mutual areas of interest.

Following delegation-level discussions between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Chinese Premier Li Qiang in Beijing, Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch briefed the media, emphasising the robust Pakistan-China Strategic Cooperative Partnership founded on mutual trust, shared principles, and strategic governance.

Both nations reiterated staunch support for each other's key concerns and reaffirmed their dedication to advancing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and completing ongoing projects in a timely manner.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reassured commitment to ensuring the safety and security of Chinese personnel and projects within Pakistan while safeguarding the CPEC from detractors and adversaries.

Additionally, they agreed to sustain high-level engagements, bolster institutional connections across all sectors, and continue consultations on bilateral and global issues, especially during Pakistan's upcoming non-permanent membership on the UN Security Council for the term 2025-2026.

During his visit, Prime Minister Sharif engaged with Chinese investors and entrepreneurs, promoting investment opportunities in Pakistan and facilitating the signing of numerous MoUs in sectors such as economy, green energy, textiles, and manufacturing.

Before departing for China, Prime Minister Sharif expressed intentions to foster mutually beneficial investments and enhance relations between Chinese and Pakistani businesses, stressing the potential for significant benefits for both countries.


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