Islamabad, Dec 21: A Chinese Minister has appealed to the political parties of Pakistan to support the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for the success of the shared goal of development.
According to a report published in Dawn newspaper, Chinese Vice Minister of International Department, Central Committee, of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Zheng Xiaosong expressed hopes that political parties with divergent views and differences would come together on the CPEC issue and make it a grand success.
He was delivering a lecture at the Pak-China Institute. Zheng also met Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and leaders of other parties including Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan People’s Party. He also invited them for a visit to China.
China is giving a lot of importance to CPEC, which is the flagship project of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road initiative. Therefore, CPEC’s success is being viewed as a key to the future of the Belt and Road project that has drawn a lot of international interest.
Zheng said a “high level of political trust” was the feature of longstanding Pak-China ties. He assured that his country would remain Pakistan’s strong ally and would continue extending support to it on the issues of its core interest.
Senator Mushahid Hussain applauded the governance of the CPC for bringing “stability and prosperity to the world’s most populous country,” as well as for “making positive contributions to global issues such as climate change”.