China-Pakistan Cooperation Strengthened, Focus on CPEC Progress

 China-Pakistan Cooperation Strengthened, Focus on CPEC Progress

In a recent meeting between Chinese Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang and Pakistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar in Beijing, the commitment to robust cooperation between the two nations was reaffirmed. Vice Premier Ding reiterated China’s unwavering support for Pakistan across various sectors, including the economy, trade, and investment.

Central to their discussions was the pivotal role of expediting the implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, viewed as essential for fostering mutual prosperity and development. Both sides underscored the significance of sustaining the upward trajectory of Pakistan-China relations, emphasizing the deepening of their longstanding friendship.

Deputy Prime Minister Ishaq Dar, in turn, extended condolences and condemned the Shangla attack on March 26th, vowing zero tolerance for the perpetrators. He also paid tribute to the sacrifices of Chinese workers in the incident.

Dar highlighted the substantial progress achieved under CPEC, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors, expressing optimism about the positive outcomes anticipated in Phase II, particularly in areas such as industry, agriculture, and mineral development.

Moreover, the meeting addressed initiatives aimed at enhancing connectivity, including discussions on the Khunjerab border crossing and streamlining visa procedures, further facilitating bilateral exchanges and cooperation between Pakistan and China.

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