Britain desirous of joining CPEC: UK Foreign Secretary

Britain desirous of joining CPEC: UK Foreign Secretary
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LAHORE: British foreign secretary Boris Johnson gave a speech in Lahore on Friday in which he hoped British companies “get to participate” in the planned China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a massive $46 billion bid by the Asian superpower to link its eastern province of Xinjiang with the Arabian Sea via Pakistan .

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But, he said, such projects should be part of an “even more ambitious vision that would revive the ancient Silk Roads” and turn cities like Karachi into Asian trading hubs like Singapore or Shanghai.

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The foreign secretary, who was on a two-day visit to Pakistan , lauded the opportunities for trade and commerce in the country, which lies “at the heart of Asia”.

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