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Pakistan reassures China for security, timely completion of CPEC

RAWALPINDI –Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif reassured China on Wednesday that Pakistan would make sure timely completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

According to a report issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief said this during a meeting with Zhang Chunxian, a Member of the Political Bureau of Communist Party of China, at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi today.

During the meeting, regional stability, bilateral defence, security collaboration and other matters of mutual interest came under discussion. Acknowledging Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism, Zhang appreciated the successes achieved in the Zarb-e-Azb military operation. He said that the CPEC would have an everlasting impact on the region.

The army chief reiterated that Pakistan’s commitment to safe and timely completion and subsequent management of CPEC was in the best interest of prosperous region.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said during meeting with Zhang that the CPEC was a fusion of multiple development projects. He said that both countries enjoyed co-operation and held identical views on important issues at regional and international levels.

He said that Pakistan-China friendship was based on shared principles and interests, and formed the foundation of co-operation in diverse fields. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan and China launched the CPEC for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan which is worth $46 billion.

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