CPEC cemented bond between China, Pakistan: Chinese VP

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Islamabad, May 27 : Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan who is on a three-day visit to Pakistan hailed the China Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC) project in bridging the gap between the two nations and further enhancing the bilateral ties.
“Pakistan and China are all-weather strategic partners and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has come a long way in further cementing this bond. I am confident the CPEC would add new impetus to development in Pakistan besides furthering the regional development. I am happy to know that supporting CPEC is a consensus among all parties and ethnic groups in across Pakistan,” he said.
He also appreciated the success of the CPEC and said that the second phase of CPEC would even bring more benefits for both Pakistan and China.
Mr Wang assured that it will continue to support Pakistan’s core interests irrespective of the developments taking place at the international landscape, reasserting its ‘strategic friendship with Islamabad based on equality and mutual benefit’, Pakistan Today reported. He also recalled that Pakistan was the first country to acknowledge New China and hence was a strategic partner of China.
Both countries also signed three agreements pertaining to cooperation in different sectors in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“Pakistan and China have signed several Memorandums of Understanding for cooperation in different sectors. These MoUs include cooperation in Economic and Technical Affairs, Disaster Management and Assistance in the Agriculture sector of Lasbella University.” Govt of Pakistan said in a tweet.
Huawei Technical Support Center was also launched on Sunday fulfilling China tech giant’s commitment to make massive investment in Pakistan. UNI

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