Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative and has generated economic activity, employment and will further enhance bilateral and regional trade.
Prime Minister Imran talked to his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang by telephone during which 70th anniversary of establishment of Pakistan-China diplomatic ties, bilateral relations and vaccine cooperation were discussed.
The prime minister congratulated Premier Le Keqiang and the Chinese leadership for successful landing of a spacecraft on Mars, which “showed rising technological prowess of China.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasized that with collective and tireless efforts over the years, Pakistan and China had transformed their relationship into an “All-Weather Strategic Co-operative Partnership”.
The year 2021 is a special occasion as it marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China. The prime minister congratulated the Chinese premier at the special occasion, which will be celebrated by both sides in a befitting manner.
Prime Minister Imran highlighted Pakistan-China cooperation in fighting Covid-19 and deeply appreciated China’s continued support to Pakistan in supply of vaccine. He thanked China for providing assistance to National Institute of Health (NIH) for establishing vaccine manufacturing facility in Pakistan which will further boost Pakistan’s efforts to combat the pandemic.
The prime minister also stressed the need to continue with the momentum of high-level exchanges to further diversify and deepen strategic cooperation between the two countries. Both the leaders reaffirmed their resolve to further solidify Pakistan-China bilateral relations.