PM Shehbaz Sharif affirms resolve to expedite development of CPEC projects


The newly elected Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif has affirmed his Government’s resolve to speed up high quality development of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and make it a symbol of China-Pakistan friendship and close partnership.

According to media reports, the Prime Minister has expressed his views while talking to the Charge d’ Affaires of China Pang Chunxue, who paid a courtesy call on him in Islamabad on Tuesday.

On the occasion, PM Shehbaz Sharif has underlined the importance of enhanced investment from China in industrialization, CPEC, agriculture, and digital technologies. He appreciated CPEC’s continued progress as the flagship project of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative and its importance for economic development and prosperity of Pakistan.

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The Premier has affirmed his government’s commitment to further deepening the win-win economic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

On the occasion, the Chinese Charge d’ Affaires Pang Chunxue conveyed warm felicitations and good wishes of the Chinese government and leadership on the assumption of office by the Prime Minister. She emphasized that the Prime Minister was viewed as a strong and committed friend of China and enjoyed great respect and admiration in her country.

The Chinese Charge d’ Affaires also lauded Prime Minister’s contribution to promoting China-Pakistan Economic Cooperation during the years that he was Chief Minister of the Punjab province.