Relocation of Chinese industry, JWGs force-multiplier for CPEC: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 29 (Gwadar Pro) – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday afternoon said that relocation of the Chinese industry to Pakistan and the activation of two new Joint Working Groups (JWGs) on agriculture and international cooperation will be a force-multiplier to build China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Briefing the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee which met under Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman Senate Foreign Affairs Committee in Parliament House, FM Qureshi said CPEC had now entered into the second phase which will transform the country.

The FM gave a detailed three-hour long briefing to Committee on CPEC and other issues, said an official statement.

A candid discussion also ensued amongst members present including Senator Javed Abbasi, Senator Nuzhat Sadiq and Senator Seemee Ezdi. Ms. Rabeea Anwar, Secretary of the Committee, was also present, added the statement.

Earlier that day, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said FM Qureshi had spoken recently with his Chinese counterpart, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

“State Councilor Yi conveyed China’s offer of five hundred thousand doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan by the end of this month. This gesture by Beijing reaffirms the strength of the ‘All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership’ between Pakistan and China,” he said.

The spokesperson added, “Discussing the progress on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, both Foreign Ministers reaffirmed their resolve to make CPEC a high-quality demonstration project of Belt and Road Initiative. The two Foreign Ministers agreed to enhance communication and coordination to further solidify Pakistan-China ties.”

Source: China Economic Net