Pakistan welcomes Afghanistan ’s desire to join CPEC

Pakistan welcomes Afghanistan ’s desire to join CPEC

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has welcomed Afghanistan’s interest to become part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He said that Afghanistan has expressed its interest through its diplomat in Pakistan.

Ahsan Iqbal said European Union, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Britain, Turkey, Russia and several other countries have also expressed their interest in CPEC.

He said the original purpose of CPEC is to establish regional connectivity and trade bridge in the region. He expressed his hope that regional trade through CPEC would strengthen peace in the region.

Ahsan Iqbal said that CPEC has made India restless and Indian government making hue and cry since this mega project was launched.