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January 18, 2020

CPEC to play key role in boosting Pakistan-China relations: President Arif Alvi

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January 18, 2020

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will play an important role in boosting bilateral relations and in helping Pakistan tap its full potential in the domains of energy, industry and infrastructure. 

The president was talking to Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, who called on him Friday at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. He emphasised that CPEC was a flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and cooperation between both the countries on the completion of various CPEC projects was exemplary. 

He said China had always stood by Pakistan on issues of our core national interests. He particularly appreciated China’s support to Pakistan on Kashmir issue.

The president said friendship between China and Pakistan had stood the test of time. Pakistan attached utmost importance to its relations with China; he said and added that the relations between the two countries also provided an anchor to regional peace and stability.