Pakistan and China will further expand cooperation in key areas of trade, investment, infrastructure, industry, agriculture and IT, Pakistan Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque said ahead of the official visit of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to China, starting on Tuesday.
Pakistan is among the few countries to be invited to China after the successful conclusion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which speaks of the special friendship and strategic mutual trust between the two countries, the ambassador said.
During his visit, Sharif will meet with Chinese leaders, senior officials and representatives of the business community, according to the ambassador.
“These interactions would provide us an excellent opportunity to review our bilateral relations and to further expand cooperation in key areas of trade, investment, infrastructure, industry, agriculture and IT,” Haque told Global Times in an exclusive interview.
Both sides will discuss important regional and international issues, especially cooperation in addressing global challenges like the pandemic, climate change, inflation and poverty, he noted.
The two countries’ ironclad partnership have stood the test of time, especially with China’s strong supports for Pakistan during the historic flood, while the ongoing cooperation for the CPEC under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is injecting new momentum into the country’s recovery from the recent natural disaster.—APP