China says CPEC to benefit both

By Monitoring Desk
Wednesday – July 8, 2020
BEIJING (China): China’s foreign office (FO) spokesperson Zhao Lijian remarked, Tuesday, as an important pilot programme under the belt and road initiative (BRI), the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) follows the principle of consultation and cooperation for shared benefits and aims to promote the common development of China and Pakistan.

According to an official statement, he mentioned, “China appreciates prime minister (PM) Imran Khan’s remarks” informing “Major progress has been made in the building of CPEC over the past six years or so, which significantly contributed to Pakistan’s socioeconomic development, its people’s well-being and regional connectivity.”

China’s FO spokesperson Lijian continued, “China firmly supports the development of CPEC and stands ready to work with Pakistan to fully implement the consensus reached between the leaders of the two countries, focus on cooperation on social development, livelihood, industry and agriculture while continuing advancing infrastructure construction in a bid to build CPEC into a demonstration programme for the high-quality development of the BRI and bring more benefits to the two peoples.”