ISLAMABAD: Chinese Deputy Head of Mission Lijian Zhao has said that China wants to expand and promote Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Pakistan.
Addressing at the Regional Conference on ‘Connectivity and Geo-Economics in South Asia’, he said China was interested in exploring more trade opportunities with Pakistan.
The Chinese diplomat expressed confidence that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would result into regional connectivity for the benefit of not only Pakistan and China but all neighbouring states.
Lijian Zhao also called for settling the cross-border issues between the two countries and mentioned that Korakoram Highway and construction of Karachi motorway were significant.
He said China is providing educational scholarships to Pakistan at a large scale and the number of Pakistani students studying in China is greater as compared to those in the United States and Europe.