The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has helped further expand and strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
This was stated by President Dr Arif Alvi while talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi who called on him in Islamabad today (Wednesday, December 27). He said under CPEC, a network of roads has been laid across the country whereas infrastructure projects of strategic importance were also included in the mega project.
Dr. Arif Alvi termed China as Pakistan’s brotherly country and a permanent strategic partner and said that the bilateral ties between Pakistan and China are of special importance. He said China is the largest trading partner of Pakistan and is an important Foreign Direct Investment source in the country.
The President pointed out that cultural and educational exchanges are important for the strong friendship of the two countries. He felicitated the recently appointed ambassador to China Khalil-ur-Rehman Hashmi and hoped that the strategic partnership with China would further strengthen in the future. He also directed the ambassador to deepen further the trade, economic, and cultural relations with China.