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China ready to promote quality development of CPEC | The Express Tribune



BEIJING:

China expressed its readiness to promote high-quality development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a mega project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that brought tangible benefits to the economic development of Pakistan and its people, Chinese media reported on Friday.

According to the China Global Television Network (CGTN), senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi met with caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani on the fringes of the third Trans-Himalaya Forum for International Cooperation held in Nyingchi, in China’s Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region.

Wang, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, noted that Sino-Pak relations had withstood the test of time and continued to maintain a sound momentum of development.

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“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the BRI and the launch of CPEC,” CGTN quoted Wang as saying during the bilateral meeting with Jilani.
Wang noted that the CPEC had brought tangible benefits to the economic development of Pakistan and its people.

Wang said that “China stands ready to work with Pakistan” to promote high-quality development of the CPEC, the report added.

On the occasion, the report continued, Jilani also spoke highly of the “fruitful results of bilateral cooperation and the CPEC”.

Jilani stressed that the Pakistan-China relationship had always been the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

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The foreign minister acknowledged that CPEC had helped Pakistan transform its economic landscape and brought tangible benefits to the country.

Earlier, Jilani participated in the third China-Tibet Trans-Himalayan Forum. In his speech at the forum, Jilani underscored the importance of regional cooperation for green development, ecological preservation and connectivity for inclusive and sustainable development.





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