China attaches great importance to partnership with Pakistan: Nong Rong

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Ambassador of ChinaMrNong Rong called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at Governor’s Houseon Wednesday and exchanged views on matters of mutual interests and cooperation.

The governor said Pakistan and China enjoy deep political mutual trust and the friendly relations between the two countries are deeply rooted in the people.

“Pakistan highly values its friendship with China and worth its strong support and assistance for the development of Pakistan.

The government is committed to promoting Pakistan-China friendly cooperation, pushing forward CPEC, and making every effort to ensure the security of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan”, he added.

Expressing his gratitude over donation of corona vaccines to Pakistan, Imran Ismail said that the Coronavirus vaccination campaign was started quite a while ago, and it was started with vaccines donated by the Chinese government.

 

The Chinese Ambassador said that China attaches great importance to China-Pakistan all-time strategic cooperative partnership.

“The two countries have cooperated closely in international and regional affairs, effectively safeguarding the common interests”, he added.

Earlier on Tuesday, a meeting was held between Sindh Chief minister Murad Ali Shah and a high-power Chinese government delegation led by Chinese Ambassador Mr Nong Rong.

The Chinese government authorities assured the Sindh government that they would pursue Circular Railways, Keti Bandar and other projects to officially include them in CPEC related projects.

 

The chief minister told the delegation that on the request of his government Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) was included in CPEC on December 3, 2016.

The project was approved and included in 6th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC).

He added that the project was approved by ECNEC at a cost of $1.97 billion in October 2017.

 

Shah said that KCR had been part of all JCC and in all the meetings it was stated a feasible and viable project but there were major obstacles that needed to be removed.

 

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