ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a game changer which will transform the lives of the billions of people of the region.
He was talking to executive vice Foreign Minister of China Yesui Zhang who called on him in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Nawaz Sharif thanked the Chinese Government for their continued support on the NSG and at the UNSC 1267 Committee.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan and China are iron brothers and friendship with China is the cornerstone of our foreign policy.
He appreciated China’s diplomatic and material support to Pakistan in its fight against terrorism.
The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the leadership and brotherly people of the People’s Republic of China for their all weather support that is getting stronger with each passing day.
He also welcomed participation of the Executive Vice Foreign Minister as a Representative of the Government of People’s Republic of China in the ECO Summit on special invitation.
He said that the theme of the Summit is “Connectivity for Regional Prosperity”, which is convergent with China’s One-Belt-One-Road and with our bilateral flagship initiative, China Pakistan Economic Corridor, it would provide us an opportunity to emphasize the strategic benefits of CPEC for the ECO region and beyond.
He said that he will visit China in May this year to participate in the “Belt and Road Forum” for International Cooperation (BRF) at the invitation of President Xi Jinping.
Meanwhile, Executive Vice Foreign Minister of China Zhang Yesui, also called on Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi in Islamabad today.
They discussed Pakistan-China relations, ECO Summit and regional situation. Mr. Zhang is on a visit to Pakistan to participate in the Economic Cooperation Organization Summit as the Representative of China.
Mr. Zhang conveyed appreciation of the Chinese Government for the special invitation to participate in ECO Summit. He reiterated that China attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan, and supports its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.—Radio Pakistan