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Pakistan

Web Desk
April 26, 2019

PM Imran delivers keynote speech at Belt and Road Forum

Pakistan

Web Desk
Fri, Apr 26, 2019

BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan  Friday delivered a keynote speech in the inaugural session of the China's second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. 

Addressing the opening session, PM Khan commended the significance of the China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), saying it marks a new and distinct phase in the onward march of nations in the world along the path of globalisation.

 PM Imran called for greater attention to cope with climate change and poverty, adding that  Pakistan and China enter the next phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), adding that  Pakistan wants to promote cooperation with China in agriculture, health and education sectors.

He said that the BRI offers a model of partnership, collaboration, connectivity and shared prosperity.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said: "Pakistan is proud to have partnered with China in this transformative endeavor. We have been among BRI's earliest and most enthusiastic proponents." 

The prime minister said "we must undertake joint efforts to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change, establish BRI tourism corridors to promote people to people and inter cultural understanding, anti-corruption office, poverty alleviation fund and concerted efforts to further liberalize trade and investment flows encouraging the private sector and businesses to collaborate in projects.

The prime minister said BRI offers a model of collaboration, partnership, connectivity and shared prosperity. "The presence of so many leaders today is the proof that we choose hope over despair and cooperation over confrontation".

Imran Khan said Pakistan is amongst BRI's earliest and most enthusiastic proponents.