ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said that his upcoming visit to China would provide an opportunity to underscore the importance of the all weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.
He was talking to minister of International Development of the Communist Party of China, Song Tao, who called on him at the Prime Minister’s Office, a press release said.
The Prime Minister told Song Tao that he looked forward to meet the Chinese leadership during his visit to China.
He said the “all weather friendship” between Pakistan and China held particular significance for the people of Pakistan.
Imran Khan said Pakistan would like to learn from Chinese experience in poverty alleviation, fighting corruption and agriculture development through sharing expertise, technology and best practices in the sector.
The China International Import Expo would provide an opportunity to the two sides to look into export possibilities from Pakistan to China, he added.
The Prime Minister said President Xi Jinping was a great statesman for whom there was much admiration in the people of Pakistan.
He said President Xi’s terming of China-Pakistan friendship as “iron brothers” reflected an undeniable reality.
Appreciating the growing relations between PTI and Communist Party of China (CPC), the Prime Minister emphasized on further enhancing these ties through exchange of delegations and sharing of ideas.
Minister Song Tao underscored the importance attached by the leadership and people of China to Pakistan-China relations.
He assured China’s support to Pakistan at all regional international fora, as well as in addressing the agenda of poverty alleviation, fighting corruption and agricultural development.
He added that exchanges between political parties would help in sharing ideas to achieve common and shared development.
He termed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative, which would make significant contributions towards building a new Pakistan.