Gwadar: A delegation of diplomatic envoys from the European Union and six western countries visited Gwadar Port and Gwadar Free Zone and planted trees at Pak-China Friendship Green Park on May 24.
The delegation included Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan H.E. Ms. Adroulla Kaminara, Ambassador of Denmark H.E. Ms. Lis Rosenholm, Ambassador of Germany H.E. Mr. Bernhard Stephan, Ambassador of Belgium H.E. Mr. Phiippe Bronchain, Canadian High Commissioner H.E. Ms. Wendy Gilmour and Ambassador of Austria H.E. Mr. Nicatan Keller.
At the welcoming ceremony, Zhang Baozhong, the chairman of China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHC) – the firm that operates Gwadar Port, expressed his gratitude for their attendance and shared investment and development opportunities in Gwadar Free Zone.
As the flagship project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Gwadar Port will promote regional economic and trade development and infrastructure construction, making Gwadar the hub of commercial activities for the whole region. As the developer of Gwadar Port and Gwadar Free Zone, COPHC welcomes investors from the European Union, Canada and other countries to invest in Gwadar Free Zone and make joint contributions to the economic development and social progress of Pakistan, especially Balochistan, he added.
The diplomatic envoys from the European Union and six western countries also expressed their admiration for the achievements of Gwadar Port, praised the arduous efforts made by the Chinese company for Gwadar’s economic development in a harsh environment, and were willing to encourage their domestic enterprises to participate in the construction of Gwadar Port and Gwadar Free Zone.
Chairman of Gwadar Port Authority and DG Gwadar Development Authority also attended related activities.