Chinese Consul General discusses CPEC, other issues with Punjab CM

Chinese Consul General discusses CPEC, other issues with Punjab CM

LAHORE: Chinese Consul General Long Dingbin called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office.

He congratulated Usman Buzdar on becoming the chief minister and extended good wishes to him. Various matters of

mutual interest including promotion of Pakistan-China relations and further expansion in bilateral cooperation in

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects came under discussion and both agreed to further increase the cooperation in future.

Sardar Usman Buzdar said, "China is the most trustworthy friend and we are thankful to China for making investment in Pakistan especially the launch of CPEC projects," he added.

He said that Chinese cooperation in construction of low-cost houses, provision of clean drinking water, sanitation

and improvement of social sector would be welcomed.

"We have to fulfil the public welfare agenda by promoting economic cooperation and will jointly move further for

provision of basic facilities to the deprived areas including health and education," he said.

Usman Buzdar said that the PTI government would further strengthen relations with China.

Chinese Consul General said that their good wishes were with Usman Buzdar and China would further promote cooperation in different sectors with the Punjab government.

He said, "Pakistan-China relations are evergreen and the launch of CPEC has given new boost to these relations as CPEC project is an important point in Pakistan-China friendship".

He said that CPEC projects were being completed speedily and cooperation with the Punjab government would continue in future as well.

The Chinese consul general also invited the chief minister to visit China.