CPEC to benefit entire region: Aizaz Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 (APP): Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed
Chaudhry Tuesday said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was poised to benefit the people of not just Pakistan and China but also the entire region by creating new jobs and opening new vistas for economic cooperation.

The foreign secretary was speaking at the 7th Round of
Strategic Dialogue between Pakistan and China. He gave a talk on “China Pakistan relations A factor of stability in the Region” at the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) during the second day of his visit in Beijing, said a press release issued by the Foreign Office.

The CIIS is a premier research institute, which conducts
analysis and prepares reports on a wide range of foreign policy issues.

Talk was attended by a large group of distinguished Chinese
professors, scholars, researchers and practitioners with solid background and insight into Pakistan China relationship and contemporary issues.

The Foreign Secretary provided the genesis of strong Pakistan China relationship, as an anchor of peace and stability in the region.

He underlined that the two countries believed in the spirit of
mutual trust and shared values, which had become the pillar of all weather friendship between the two countries.

He underlined that during the 65 years since establishment of
relations between the two countries, their relationship had come far too long and the strength of it was most visible through China Pakistan Economic Corridor a flagship initiative for economic prosperity and industrial development in the region.

He said many participants believed that the dream for a better tomorrow and common destiny could be achieved through shared vision of regional connectivity and integration.

Participating in the discussion, Chinese scholars and
professors underlined that besides government to government relations, people to people contacts were equally important for further cementing ties between the two countries.

Pakistan’s unwavering support to China for its sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as on issues of its core interest was deeply acknowledged. Chinese support for Pakistan on its core issues was also acknowledged.

The participants also acknowledged similarity of views on many regional and international issues which was to promote peace and stability in the region in the spirit of win win cooperation.