Speaker: (CPEC to provide solid foundation for socio-economic development: Ayaz Sadiq)

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will provide a solid foundation for the socio-economic development of the country.

Talking to a Chinese delegation led by Secretary of the Communist Party of China Wang Sanyun here on Thursday, he said the economic corridor will prove to be a milestone in the development of the region.

The Speaker said Pak-China Friendship is a model for other countries and underlined the need for further expanding people to people contact and cultural exchanges.

He lauded Chinese unwavering support to Pakistan for economic, energy, communication and infrastructure development sectors. He called for global collective efforts for countering the challenge of terrorism and extremism. He said Operation Zarb-e-Azb will continue till elimination of terrorism.

Chinese delegation lauded courage and resilience of people of Pakistan for showing commitment to continue with the development projects despite challenges of terrorism and extremism.

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