BEIJING -UNS – Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday said that Pakistan and China have proven the viability of the Belt and Road Initiative through its flagship project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
He said this in his meeting with President of China H.E. Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Beijing on Monday.
The meeting also was attended by Foreign Ministers of other member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
The minister while conveying warm sentiments of friendship and brotherhood from the people of Pakistan to the people of China highlighted that Pakistan and China were all weather strategic cooperative partners whose bonds of mutual trust and respect were eternal.
Appreciating the common vision of a peaceful and prosperous neighbourhood, Khawaja Asif underscored the importance of President Xi Jinping’s vision of the Belt and Road Initiative which have received wide international support.
Speaking on the occasion, President Xi Jinping underlined the close friendship between China and Pakistan and appreciated Pakistan’s role as a new member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).