CPEC Updates: President Dr. Arif Alvi has assured that Pakistan is fully committed to the high-quality development of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
According to the media reports, President Dr. Arif Alvi expressed his views while talking to Vice Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Sun Weidong regarding CPEC updates in Islamabad today (Monday, January 22). He said that the Chinese support in the next phase of CPEC would be crucial for Pakistan’s industrial development.
The President of Pakistan said that economic cooperation between both countries would further cement bilateral ties. He appreciated the Chinese support in stabilizing Pakistan’s economy and said that China is a very dear friend that has always supported Pakistan during difficult times. He also highlighted that CPEC projects have contributed to the economic development of Pakistan, besides helping meet its energy needs.
Dr. Arif Alvi further stated that Pakistan wants to learn from the Chinese experiences in IT, education, health, agriculture, and poverty alleviation for its socio-economic development. He reiterated that Pakistan would continue to support China on all core issues, including the ‘One China’ Policy, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjiang, and the South China Sea. Pakistan is grateful to China for supporting Pakistan’s national development and its principled stance on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Sun Weidong said that Pakistan and China have a long history of friendly relations which would continue to grow stronger. He said CPEC has yielded fruitful results, adding that both countries have huge potential for increasing cooperation in various fields.