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Sep 10, 2018
7:00AM

Pakistan-China pledge to complete multi-billion dollars CPEC

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Pakistan and China today pledged to complete the multi-billion dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as  Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed desire to further enhance the bilateral strategic partnership. Wang, who arrived in Islamabad on a three-day visit on Friday, met Khan in Islamabad with a high-level delegation.
The Prime Minister's Office said in a statement that the Chinese Foreign Minister underscored the significance of the CPEC for the mutual benefit of the people of both countries. 
Wang conveyed the desire of Chinese leadership to work with the new government for further enhancing the strategic partnership between Pakistan and China.Wang also conveyed the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang for an official visit to Khan.
Khan reiterated that Pakistan's friendship with China is a cornerstone of Pakistan's Foreign Policy. During the meeting, regional situation and global issues were also discussed.
Earlier, Wang met his counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. He also attended the swearing in ceremony of new president, Arif Alvi.
India has protested to China over the CPEC, which is being built through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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