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LAHORE, Sep 07 (APP):Chinese Consul General Long Dingbin called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Friday.
He congratulated Usman Buzdar on becoming the chief
minister and extended good wishes to him. Various matters of
mutual interest including promotion of Pakistan-China
relations and further expansion in bilateral cooperation in
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects came under
discussion and both agreed to further increase the cooperation
in future.
Sardar Usman Buzdar said, “China is the most trustworthy
friend and we are thankful to China for making investment in
Pakistan especially the launch of CPEC projects,” he added.
He said that Chinese cooperation in construction of
low-cost houses, provision of clean drinking water, sanitation
and improvement of social sector would be welcomed.
“We have to fulfil the public welfare agenda by promoting
economic cooperation and will jointly move further for
provision of basic facilities to the deprived areas including
health and education,” he said.
Usman Buzdar said that the PTI government would further
strengthen relations with China.
Chinese Consul General said that their good wishes were
with Usman Buzdar and China would further promote cooperation
in different sectors with the Punjab government.
He said, “Pakistan-China relations are evergreen and the
launch of CPEC has given new boost to these relations as CPEC
project is an important point in Pakistan-China friendship”.
He said that CPEC projects were being completed speedily
and cooperation with the Punjab government would continue in
future as well.
The Chinese consul general also invited the chief minister
to visit China.