Pakistan, China closest friends: Yao Jing

Islamabad: Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing Thursday said Pakistan and China were the closest friends and partners.

In a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan here, Ambassador Yao Jing reaffirmed his government’s resolve to work closely with Pakistan to further strengthen Pakistan-China relations.

He also updated the Prime Minister on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. The Chinese Ambassador said that the next stage of CPEC would be focused on to invest more and buy more from Pakistan.

The Prime Minister said that Pakistan and China are close friends and strong partners. Praising the vision of President Xi Jinping for Chinese socio-economic development, he said that Pakistan could learn much from the Chinese experience for the social uplift of the people of Pakistan.

The Prime Minister highlighted that CPEC has added a new dimension to bilateral ties and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to its timely completion. He expressed satisfaction at the important progress made on the CPEC projects. The Prime Minister also underscored his priorities for Transfer of Technology and enhancing capacity in agricultural sector, which would have direct impact on poverty alleviation in rural areas.