Beijing, August 21
President Xi Jinping on Friday described the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a “landmark project” underneath the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and mentioned it was of nice significance to selling the in-depth improvement of the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the 2 nations.
Xi, additionally General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China, made the remarks in a verbal message to Pakistani President Arif Alvi, state-run Xinhua information company reported.
Replying to a congratulatory letter despatched by the Pakistani president to the opening of the Second Conference of the CPEC Political Parties Joint Consultation Mechanism, Xi mentioned it absolutely demonstrated that Alvi hooked up nice significance to and helps the China-Pakistan relationship and building of the CPEC.
The $60 billion CPEC connecting China’s resource-rich Xinjiang province with Pakistan’s strategic Gwadar port in Balochistan is considered the flagship challenge of the multi-billion BRI, the pet scheme of President Xi geared toward furthering China’s affect globally with Chinese funded infrastructure tasks.
India has objected to the CPEC as it’s being laid by Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Xi’s message to Alvi comes on the day Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Pakistan counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi concluded their two-day second strategic dialogue at China’s island resort of Hainan on Friday.
In his message to Alvi, Xi mentioned China and Pakistan had been good brothers and companions who share a particular friendship.
“The political parties from both sides often carry out friendly consultations and constantly build political consensus, which is conducive to steadily advancing the construction of the CPEC as well as high-quality Belt and Road cooperation,” he mentioned.
“China stands ready to work with Pakistan to build a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future, jointly promote regional solidarity and cooperation, and safeguard the good momentum of peace and development in the region,” the Chinese president mentioned. PTI