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CPEC ‘a historic opportunity’ for regional countries: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has provided an opportunity to all regional countries to come forward and address each other’s apprehensions by using all instruments of diplomacy to resolve conflicts peacefully.

He was speaking at the launching ceremony of Urdu edition of book “The Governance of China” by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Islamabad.

“Pakistan and China enjoy special and strategic partnership and the country is proud to work alongside China in the implementation of Beijing’s flagship project of One Road, One Belt,” Sharif added.

“People inquire about the secret ingredient of the phenomenal undertaking of CPEC and we say it is trust and friendship between the two countries”, the premier added.

Calling on United Nations (UN), the premier has said that the world body should play a more proactive role to alleviate poverty and empower people.

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong speaking on the occasion said that the book was a latest symbol of deep friendship between two countries which would further help people in Pakistan to know China in a better manner.

He also congratulated the relevant institutions for publishing the Urdu edition of the Book by Chinese President.

Addressing the ceremony, Director Information Office of the State Council of China Jiang Jianguo said that Pakistan and China have a bright future.

The ceremony was attended by cabinet members, members of parliament and diplomats.




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