May 15 , 2017
Pakistan strongly favours synergetic partnerships: Nawaz
BEIJING: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday participated in the Leaders' Roundtable sessions at the Belt and Road Forum, focusing on closer partnership for inter-connected development.
He along with Chinese President Xi Jinping and others heads of the state and government also attended the Working Lunch on the second day of the BRF Forum where they exchanged views on the One Belt, One Road project.
Speaking at the Leaders’ Roundtable on Policy Synergy Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan strongly favours cooperation and synergetic partnerships across regions for socio-economic development and human prosperity.
The Prime Minister said it is imperative that "we appreciate the “Belt and Road” initiative in its proper perspective of interconnected development. It is now turning into the centre of gravity for half of the world’s economies – in Asia, in Africa and in Europe.
He pointed out that the initiative is firmly supported by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Silk Road Fund. UN Bodies and regional organisations have embraced it, as multiple projects under the “One Belt-One Road” have complementarity.
The Prime Minister said as part of the same initiative under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor banner, we have made phenomenal progress in a short span of time through active participation in the areas of infrastructure, energy, industrial zones and telecommunications.
The prime minister is visiting China on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend the Belt and Road forum. Chief minister of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan federal ministers also accompanied him during his vist.