Chinese President: (Economic Corridor to open new chapter of cooperation with Pakistan: President Xi)

ISLAMABAD: Delegation level talks between Pakistan and China held here on Monday. Pakistani delegation was led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while Chinese delegation was led by Chinese President at the talks.

The two sides explored ways and means to further strengthen their bilateral relations besides exchange of views on important regional and global issues. In his remarks, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan is fully resolved to deepen its relations further with China.

He said China is our trusted and best friend. He said people of Pakistan were anxiously waiting for the visit of the Chinese President. He said ‘we warmly welcome a great leader from our great friend’. He also welcomed the first lady of China who is accompanying the President Xi Jinping.

The Chinese President said that promotion of Pak-China relations is our joint heritage and our bright future. He said strengthening of cooperation with Pakistan is part of the economic agenda of China.

He expressed the confidence that implementation of the Economic Corridor project would open a new chapter of cooperation between the two countries. The Chinese President said that he chose Pakistan as the first country for visit abroad during current year.

He thanked Pakistan for providing assistance in evacuation of stranded Chinese nationals in Yemen. After the talks, the two sides are expected to sign a number of agreements and MoUs for cooperation in different fields.

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