July 08, 2017
‘Pakistan will work with China for region’s prosperity’
BEIJING: Islamabad will continue to work with Beijing for greater prosperity of the region and to meet common challenges through enhanced connectivity, said Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Masood Khalid on Friday.
Speaking at the 23rd Lanzhou Trade Fair in China’s Gansu province, he said that Pakistan is fully committed to the successful implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is the flagship project of the One Belt and One Road initiative.
Terming Pakistan and China ‘all weather strategic cooperative partners’, he said that Pakistan supports President Xi Jinping’s vision, which is a model of inter-regional and intra-regional integration and connectivity based on the concept of mutual prosperity, respect and win-win cooperation entailing massive economic dividends.
The ambassador said that Pakistan believes in cooperative and collective approaches to peace, stability and development.
“Pakistan became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at the 17th meeting of the Heads of State Council of SCO in Astana, Kazakhstan to pursue these goals through regional cooperation,” Khalid added.
He said Gansu and Punjab enjoy sister-province relationship and both should build a cooperative partnership based on complementary activities in various areas such as agriculture, information technology, renewable energy and mineral resources.
Earlier, Khalid attended the ambassador’s retreat of SCO in Gansu Province. The SCO ambassadors led by Secretary General Rashid Alimov also attended the 23rd Lanzhou Trade Fair and the Silk Road Cooperation and Development Summit. They also called on the party secretary and governor of the province.
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