President: (President says CPEC important for entire region)

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain and Vice Executive Prime Minister of China, Zhang Gaoli held a meeting in Beijing on Thursday and discussed matters pertaining to bilateral relations and mutual interest.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said China’s commitment for completion of projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is appreciable. He added that CPEC has importance not only for both the countries but for the region as well.

On his part, the Vice Executive Prime Minister of China hoped that all projects signed by Pakistan and China will be completed in time. He said China will work together with Pakistan for regional peace and deal with the challenges Pakistan is facing.

He lauded the efforts of President Mamnoon Hussain for further strengthening relations between the two countries and said Pakistan and China are time tested friends of each other.