Pakistan considers CPEC engine for growth: FM

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Wednesday said Pakistan considers CPEC an engine for growth; a catalyst for economic development, and a platform for socio-economic uplift of the people of Pakistan.

He was speaking at a meeting with Pakistani ambassador to China via video conference with regards to the upcoming visit by Imran Khan to the country.
The meeting chaired by the foreign minister discussed a range of issues and objectives with regards to the visit.
“The two countries are close friends, good neighbors and development partners. The bilateral relationship has withstood the test of times,” said Qureshi.
“Regardless of domestic or international changes this close friendship has served as a model of state to state relations for other countries,” he added.
With the launch of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Qureshi stated that the relationship between the two countries had strengthened.
“CPEC has added another important socio-economic development dimension to the bilateral relationship. The leadership of both countries has expressed strong desire and commitment to the successful implementation of CPEC.”
“The new government in Pakistan has pledged its complete support and commitment to the advancement of CPEC,” he clarified.
“Pakistan considers CPEC as an engine for growth; a catalyst for economic development, and a platform for socio-economic uplift of the people of Pakistan. CPEC enjoys across the board political and institutional support in Pakistan.” – APP