PM for further coordination with China in second phase of CPEC

Minister Imran Khan Thursday said that the efforts are being made to further streamline and improve coordination with China at all levels, especially when the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project has entered its second phase.

In a meeting with Zhao Baige, vice chair of the 12th NPC Foreign Affairs Committee, chair of the Advisory Committee of Belt & Road Initiative International Think Tank of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, who called on him at the PM Office, the prime minister said in its second phase, the critical areas such as agriculture and socio-economic development have also been included in the CPEC, said a PM Office statement. Zhao, also the Chair of Advisory Committee of CASS-RDI, was accompanied by Fang Cal, vice chairman and member of the Party Leadership Group of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, chairman of China Overseas Ports Holding Company Ltd, Bao Zhong Zhang, chairman Huangshan Duowei Biology Co Ltd, Guang Hui Chen, chairman Wuhan Landing Medical Hi-Tech Co Ltd, Xiao Rong Sun, president Chenjiancheng TVSKY, Jiancheng Chen, chairman Pakistan Chinese Enterprises Services Co Ltd, Zi Hai Wang and Director RDI Secretariat Wen Qing Xu.

The prime minister welcomed the delegation and said that it is a matter of great satisfaction to note that all-weather and time-tested Pakistan-China friendship is transforming into a robust economic partnership. He added that Pakistan wants to learn from Chinese experience and expertise in different sectors. He said a special cell is being established at the Prime Minister’s Office to ensure seamless coordination between businesses of public and private sectors. Zhao, in her remarks, said that China will continue extending all possible cooperation to Pakistan in areas such as agriculture, health, housing, and socio-economic development.
Source: Daily Times
Date: 21/6/2019
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