Chinese ambassador discusses bilateral cooperation with Pakistan Minister for Maritime Affairs

Shafqat Ali

Islamabad, April 4: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong called on Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi in Islamabad and held discussion on bilateral cooperation in the maritime sector.

The two sides expressed commitment to utilize the blue economy concept to further strengthen economic ties under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), said an official statement issued here Saturday.

“Matters related to making Gwadar Port fully operational were also discussed,” the statement added.

Maritime Affairs Minister Syed Ali Haider Zaidi appreciated the efforts of the Chinese envoy and his team to ensure swift completion of the various projects and hoped that the CPEC will transform Pakistan into an industrial and logistical hub.

The Chinese ambassador expressed gratitude for the cooperation of the Maritime Affairs Minister and the ministry for the success of the CPEC.