CPEC is vital link to ME, Central Asia: PM

CPEC is vital link to ME, Central Asia: PM

BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would serve as a vital link for the two countries, to the Middle East and Central Asian Republics and being part of the Belt and Road Initiative, it would safeguard their common objectives.

Addressing the Opening Ceremony of China International Import Expo at the National Exhibition and Convention Center Shanghai Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan was a leading exporter of sports goods, medical instruments and IT products.

He said with a promising 100 mln human resource, under the age of 35, the country has a rich potential, and was an attractive place for foreign investors.

Imran Khan said his government in Pakistan has initiated deep and meaningful reforms to ensure transparency and accountability and provide seamless smart solutions for the government and the people.

He said Pakistan has an array of resources, minerals and renewables amidst the most diverse landscape.

The Prime Minister lauded the vision of President Xi Jinping who said "the doors of China will always remain open", particularly at a time when protectionism was at a rise.

The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the government of China for the warm hospitality and participation in the Shanghai Expo.

Earlier Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan and other world leaders at the opening ceremony of the Expo.