CPEC will change the fate of entire region: Pervez Rasheed

Information minister, Pervez Rasheed, during a statement said that “China Pakistan Economic Corridor is not just a ‘road’; its a project which will change the fate of the entire region.

Pakistan and China have stood with each other through thick and thin. Both countries close cooperation will bring stability and peace in the region, the minister added. China Pakistan Economic Corridor will change the fate of this region, said the Minister.

Earlier, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif have expressed confidence that Pakistan and China would continue their efforts to enhance and reinforce friendship between their two peoples.

“In the 65 years since that historic day in May 1951, when we established diplomatic relations with China, great changes have taken place both within our own countries and outside. We have seen these changes shake the world and reshape the political landscape. Yet through all this change, our friendship has endured. Remarkably, it has grown in strength, emerging stronger from every challenge,” he added.

A few days ago, the Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif visited china on two day’s official visit.

On arrival in Beijing, COAS was presented a guard of honor by Chinese military. COAS also met with the Chinese military chief and discussed issues of mutual interest.

General Raheel’s visit came at a time when the United States has refused to sell F-16 jets to Pakistan by citing different security reasons. Among those was the insistence of acting against the Haqqani Network, which Washington believes Islamabad has spared in its fight against extremists; Pakistan, however, denies the allegations.

China is investing billions of dollars in Pakistan in an economic project which is likely to turn around Pakistan’s economy.

Pakistan and China have historic relations and share number of mutual interests as well as threats.

China has also been Pakistan closest ally from many decades. China and Pakistan have been coordinating very closely for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Chinese role, in the last one year, has significantly grown in Afghanistan. Afghan Taliban have on many occasions have visited China and have appreciated Chinese intervention in this regard.

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