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High-powered China delegation to visit Pakistan soon, says Shehbaz

Prime minister informs Cabinet members security issues topped his China visit: Second CPEC phase to be launched soon

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June 11, 2024 03:34 PM


High-powered China delegation to visit Pakistan soon, says Shehbaz

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif while terming his recent five-day visit to China successful has said that security issues topped the agenda of his meetings in Beijing and a high-powered Chinese delegation would visit Pakistan soon, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The prime minister, chairing the meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad on Tuesday, told the members that the collective efforts by his team including the federal ministers and federal secretaries came to fruition and that the visit was a great opportunity to strengthen the Pakistan-China bilateral relations.

Shehbaz Sharif said that despite the security issues highlighted during the engagements with the Chinese leadership and business community, the visit concluded with a “positive note.”

“I can say unequivocally that the visit ended with a positive note. During the conversation with the Chinese ambassador at the banquet hosted by the Communist Party Secretary during my visit to Shanxi province, I got a deep feeling that the visit remained very successful,” Prime Minister Shehbaz remarked while apprising the cabinet members of his visit to Beijing.

The prime minister thanked all of his cabinet members particularly Ishaq Dar, Ahsan Iqbal, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Dr Musaddik Malik and Shaza Fatima Khawaja, and relevant federal secretaries for their collective efforts which led to the success of the visit.

Shehbaz expressed confidence that the collective efforts would lead to the swift and successful execution of the second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He said second phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be started very soon, which will further augment our friendly ties with China.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar has declared that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's historic visit to China was very successful as 32 agreements were signed during the visit.

The minister said Pakistan-China friendship has been eternal and exemplary in all eras and successes have been continuing at the diplomatic and political levels.

He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's meeting with President Xi Jinping continued for three hours while his talks with Premier Li Qiang were also conducted in a cordial environment and the Chinese leadership talked about upgrading CPEC.
Attaullah Tarar said CPEC upgradation matters are progressing rapidly. He said the prime minister also mentioned the Karachi circular railway in every meeting with the Chinese leadership.
He said the Chinese leadership took the Karachi circular railway in good spirits and a committee has been formed for working on main line one.


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