China eulogized President Dr. Arif Alvi’s recent comments on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) stating its reflected Pakistan’s deep commitment with this Mega development project.
As President Alvi said, the visionary CPEC, as an important pilot project of the BRI, not only serves to promote China and Pakistan’s socio-economic development, but also aims to enhance regional connectivity and shared prosperity.
While appreciating the President’s statement, a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian said, “since its launch, tangible outcomes in such areas as energy, transportation infrastructure and ports have been achieved, making concrete contribution to Pakistan’s development.
Meanwhile China and Pakistan both support exploring the possibility of opening the corridor to third parties on the basis of consensus through consultation so as to create greater value.
If we look at the Gwadar Port as an example, nearly 20,000 tonnes of commodities such as wheat, sugar and fertilizer have been transferred through the port to Afghanistan since the first half of the year, creating almost a thousand temporary jobs in this process.
China firmly supports the development of CPEC and stands ready to work with Pakistan to fully implement the consensus reached between the leaders of the two countries, focus on cooperation on social development, livelihood, industry and agriculture while advancing existing projects in a bid to turn CPEC into a demonstration program for the high-quality development of the BRI and bring more benefits to the two peoples.