Pak-China agree to continue construction of CPEC

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Zhao Lijian has said that Pakistan and China have decided to continue to construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It was discussed during the third round of Foreign Ministers Strategic Dialogue held in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi led delegations of their respective countries during the dialogue. During the meeting the two sides discussed the national and international matters of common interest for both the countries.

The two sides strongly condemned the terrorist attack targeting Chinese nationals in Pakistan, mourned the lost lives and expressed sincere condolences to the injured. The two sides decided to launch joint actions of the issue and reaffirmed their commitment to facilitate and support the Afghan led and Afghan owned peace and reconciliation process.