People of Pakistan are united on CPEC: Sartaj Aziz

Islamabad, January 16, 2018 (PPI-OT):Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China in Pakistan Mr. Yao Jing called on Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz to discuss bilateral relations and mutual trade aspects. Chief Economist Mr. Nadeem Javed also attended the meeting. Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz said that both Pakistan and China enjoy remarkable relations since beginning but President of China Mr. Xi Jinping and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Nawaz Sharif have taken the relationship to new heights through China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Mr. Sartaj Aziz maintained that despite economic crisis among Asian countries, China’s economic success served as a role model for rest of the countries in the region. With the region’s economic success, the balance of power would shift from west to east and Asia will become engine of growth. He stated that CPEC is now at a take off stage where all political parties and the people of Pakistan are united on CPEC providing their full support to this framework of National Development.

Deputy Chairman said that hardware side of the CPEC project is being implemented but we also need to focus on the software side that includes policies, agendas, and strategies. Our current focus is to build industrial parks. Ambassador of People’s Republic of China Mr. Yao Jing and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz discussed the trade aspects between both countries and in the region. Mr. Yao Jing said that there is a great possibility of sugar export as Pakistan is in surplus. Adding, Mr. Sartaj Aziz said that besides sugar, China can promote Pakistani products including meet, fish, fruits and vegetables for its domestic use.

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