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Pak-China friendship strengthening each day, says PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pak-China friendship is strengthening each day, ARY News reported.

He made the statement while meeting Chinese Executive Vice Foreign Minister Yesui Zhang at Prime Minister House.

The prime minister thanked China for supporting Pakistan’s cause to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). He said that China’s support to Pakistan in the war against terrorism is worth mentioning.

PM also thanked the Chinese Government for their continued support on the NSG and at the UNSC 1267 Committee.

PM Sharif said that China is the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy. He also said that Pakistan and China are iron brothers. Talking on CPEC, Sharif said that the project is going to change the lives of over a billion people of the region.

The premier termed Pak-China friendship as “everlasting”.

He expressed his optimism on visiting China in May this year.  He said, “I look forward to my visit to China in May 2017 to participate in the “Belt and Road Forum” for International Cooperation (BRF) at the invitation of President Xi Jinping.”



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