President calls for further enhancing cooperation between Pakistan & China
President Dr. Arif Alvi emphasized that Pakistan attaches great importance to CPEC and is committed to its early completion.
The President said this while talking to Gao Yunlong Vice-Chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Leader of the House in Senate, Senator Syed Shibli Faraz and Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing were also present on the occasion.
President said Pakistan and China are All-Weather Strategic Cooperative partners and friendship with China is cornerstone of Pakistan foreign policy.
He said our focus in the next phase of CPEC will be on socio-economic development; agriculture cooperation; industrial capacity; job-creation; poverty alleviation, trade and commerce; science and technology and climate change.
Dr. Arif Alvi hoped that a few Special Economic Zones would be inaugurated this year. He further stated that more Chinese investment and trade delegations may be encouraged to visit Pakistan to identify Pakistani products for Chinese markets.
The President stressed that efforts should be made to further enhanced people-to-people contact as increased interaction between different institutions, academia and think tanks will further strengthen mutual trust and understanding.
President further said that there is a huge potential of enhancing cooperation in tourism sector, both sides should explore different avenues in this regard.
MNA Gul Zafar Khan and Member Provincial Assembly Sindh Haleem Adil Sheikh also called on President Dr. Arif Alvi in Islamabad.