Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi hits back hard against American criticism of Pakistan China CPEC project

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Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi hits back hard against American criticism of Pakistan China CPEC project

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi hits back hard against American criticism of Pakistan China CPEC project.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that when it comes to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Pakistan will continue to do what is beneficial to it.

In a statement released by his office on Thursday morning, the FM said that Pakistan will implement its policies regarding CPEC which is favourable for the country.

The remarks by the FM comes following the concerns expressed by US chief diplomat for South Asia Ambassador Alice Wells on the lack of transparency in CPEC projects. She claimed that Chinese financing of CPEC projects through loans was adding to Pakistan's debt burden.

Following her statement, China issued a statement opposing the US interference in China-Pakistan relations and the CPEC .

“We would be more than glad to see the US develop its relationship with Pakistan, but we strongly oppose the US interference in China-Pakistan relations and the CPEC .…

we have to make our position clear and reject the negative propaganda by the US. We must not let the truth be distorted and the lies run wild," the statement read.

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