China will always stand with Pakistan in its journey of progress: Chinese envoy

China will always stand with Pakistan in its journey of progress: Chinese envoy

ISLAMABAD: China on Sunday said that some countries were opposing the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project but they would never succeed in their designs.

“In fact they are losing their own opportunities for progress and development,” Assistant Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Wang Yajun said during a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

The visiting dignitary, who is leading a high-level delegation of CPC officials, said that CPEC is the flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which has led to a new era of construction and development in Pakistan. He said China will always stand by Pakistan in this journey of progress and prosperity.

Minister Wang Yajun said China esteemed its relationship with Pakistan and due to CPEC project both countries were cherishing their perpetual friendship which was flourishing further.

He said the Communist Party of China values its relationship with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and added that the relations between the two parties were be further strengthened with the passage of time.

The visiting minister assured all possible cooperation regarding earliest completion of the Orange Line Metro Train project in Lahore. He congratulated Shehbaz Sharif for getting go-ahead from the Supreme Court of Pakistan for completion of the project. He said that early completion of the project was in greater interest of the people of the city who will be able to have access to standard travelling facilities through the project.

Shehbaz Sharif said that ties between the two countries were getting stronger with each passing day. He said the CPEC had given a new impetus to the exemplary cooperative relationship between the two countries.