Pak, China satisfied with CPEC growth

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Pakistan adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz have expressed satisfaction at the pace of progress on implementation of agreed projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Beijing on Friday

Aziz is visiting China to attend the 5th Foreign Ministers Meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

During the meeting Sartaj Aziz and Wang Yi reviewed the Pakistan-China bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and international developments. They agreed that CPEC is an economic game changer for the region and would contribute to the objective of evolving a community of shared destiny by bringing benefits to not only Pakistan and China but to the entire region.

There was complete convergence of views between the two sides on regional and international developments. It was agreed that Pakistan and China will continue to work closely with the Afghan government in its efforts to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan. In this context, they recognized the importance of promoting the Quadrilateral Consultative Group (QCG) in facilitating an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process. The Chinese Foreign Minister conveyed appreciation for the sacrifices of Pakistan in countering terrorism and for its strong resolve in eliminating this menace.

Aziz and Wang Yi also agreed that on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, the two countries shall enhance their partnership in all spheres with particular focus on people-to-people contacts and exchanges between the parliaments, think- tanks, academia, media and students.


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