Islamabad, September 22, 2020 (PPI-OT): China has lauded President Dr. Arif Alvi’s remarks about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), its role for boosting regional connectivity and benefits to Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics. Responding to a question during briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said the CPEC is an important pilot program of the Belt and Road Initiative and a flagship in China-Pakistan cooperation.
He said since its launch six years ago, major progress has been achieved with a large number of projects starting construction or being completed and more than 25 billion dollars direct investment flowing into Pakistan. He said the completed projects have greatly improved transportation infrastructure and electricity supply in Pakistan and created over 70,000 direct employment opportunities. Wang said China firmly supports the CPEC development and stands ready to work together with Pakistan to act on our leaders’ consensus.
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