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Indian PM says China Pakistan Economic Corridor “unacceptable”: Sushma Swaraj

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office has expressed Pakistan’s full commitment with Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC) and termed it a project that will benefit the entire region, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has recently said that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the issue of CPEC during his recent visit to China and called the mega project “unacceptable” for the country.

Swaraj informed a recently held press conference that the Indian government had summoned the Chinese envoy over the $46 billion economic corridor that is to run from Gwadar in Pakistan’s west to Kashghar in China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping had announced the 3,000 km-long China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his visit to Pakistan in April.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson on Tuesday said that Pakistan is fully committed to implement the CPEC project as it would benefit and will bring prosperity and progress in the entire region.

The Chinese foreign ministry in a steadfast answer to the Indian objections has clarified that the Chinese projects in Pakistan not opposed to any third country and urged for solution of the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan through dialogue.

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