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Pakistan vows to enhance cooperation on CPEC projects

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has emphasized the need to enhance cooperation on all the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, including those related to human development and livelihood, education and health.

He was talking to visiting Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou,  who called on him along with his delegation in Islamabad today. The Chinese minister is visiting Pakistan to partake in the Eighth round of Pakistan-China Strategic Dialogue.

The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the close cooperation between Pakistan and China on all issues of bilateral importance including high-level interactions, CPEC, trade, security and situation in the region and Afghanistan.

He noted that CPEC energy and infrastructure projects are progressing smoothly and will be completed in a timely manner.

Abbasi said that both China and Pakistan share the vision of a peaceful neighbourhood for development and progress of the two nations and reiterated their resolve to further strengthen Pakistan-China strategic cooperation.

He stated that China is Pakistan’s Iron Brother and thanked the Assistant Foreign Minister for the message from Premier Li.

The visiting dignitary conveyed the best wishes of the Chinese premier to PM Abbasi and appreciated Pakistan’s support to China on its core issues.



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