Afghanistan desires role in CPEC: Zakhilwal


Observer Report

Islamabad—Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Omer Zakhilwal on Friday said Kabul absolutely supports China Pakistan Economic Corridor and wants to become a part of the project.
Dr Zakhilwal, talking to a private TV channel, said “the CPEC was a great project that was equally relevant to Afghanistan like Pakistan, and anything that will be good for Pakistan will be good for the entire region.”
The Afghan envoy asserted that the people of Afghanistan were “thirsty for development” and wanted to see their homeland prosper.“I think CPEC is not limited to Pakistan, it is for the entire region particularly Central Asia,” the envoy maintained.“CPEC is very much relevant to Afghanistan and it takes much interest in the project,” said Dr Zakhilwal adding that Kabul could excel in development provided it is given the opportunity.