China Economic Net
Xinjiang: Li Yifei, Political Commissar of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) met with Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar in Urumqi over the weekend.
Appreciating warm sentiments of the Chinese people for Pakistan, Prime Minister Kakar recalled his recent meetings with the Chinese leadership in Beijing and highlighted that Pakistan and China were iron brothers, trusted partners and reliable friends.
The Prime Minister noted the cultural and historical linkages between Xinjiang and Gilgit-Baltistan and underscored the importance of Xinjiang as the starting point of CPEC. He also emphasized the need for deepening trade, connectivity and cultural ties between Xinjiang and neighbouring regions of Pakistan.
Commending XPCC’s strong institutional linkages with Pakistan and its role in peace and development of Xinjiang, the Prime Minister invited XPCC to explore business and investment opportunities in Pakistan in industrial development, tourism, agriculture, and mining sectors.
Political Commissar Li Yifei said that China regarded Pakistan as an important economic partner and would continue its efforts to further deepen trade and connectivity linkages. He added that the Government of Xinjiang region looked forward to working with Pakistan to facilitate trade, connectivity and people-to-people ties.