I begin my visit to China with the resolve to take our All Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership to newer heights, Prime Minister Imran Kan said in statement on Thursday as he left for China.
“China is our closest friend and “iron brother”. I look forward to meet my good friends President Xi and Premier Li for an in-depth exchange of views on all issues of mutual interest,” he said.
The premier said It is a matter of great satisfaction for him that Pakistan-China bilateral ties are not only based on convergence of interests but are rooted in common experiences of past and high level of mutual trust and understanding.
He said friendship between the two countries is ingrained in the hearts and minds of our people, adding that it would remain unaffected by any regional and international developments.
“I want to thank China for its strong and unequivocal support to Pakistan’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
We will continue to standby China on all issues of its core interest. I strongly endorse China’s vision of a peaceful world based on win-win cooperation and community of shared destiny and a new model of development envisioned in President Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative,” Imran Khan said.
He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of BRI. CPEC will remain the top priority of my government.
“In phase II of CPEC we are jointly focusing on socio-economic development; job creation; livelihood projects and accelerating cooperation in agriculture and industrial cooperation including Special Economic Zones. I am strongly committed to further strengthen Pakistan-China relationship. I am confident that my visit will be instrumental in further expanding the scope and depth of our bilateral ties,” the prime minister of Pakisttan said.