Pak-China RelationsPakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan and China are “two brothers” who have nurtured the evergreen tree of mutual friendship over the years. Shahbaz Sharif said this while congratulating Chinese President Xi Jinping on the 71st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Sharif, in his message on the occasion, also thanked the leaders and people of the two countries who tried to transform this unique friendship into a cooperative strategic partnership and a stronger bond.
The PM of Pakistan said, “China and Pakistan are the names of two brothers. The leadership and people of both the countries have nurtured this evergreen tree of friendship in the last 71 years.
Said this thing about CPEC
Sharif said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) provides a strong foundation for economic cooperation, poverty alleviation and connectivity not only for the two countries but also for other countries in the region. He said, “The project is a symbol and a guarantee for the bright future of the generations to come.” He resolved to take this economic bond, cooperation and mutual trust between the two countries to new heights.
India has expressed opposition to CPEC
CPEC is an ambitious $60 billion project. It is a 3,000-km-long corridor that connects China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Gwadar Port in Pakistan’s western province of Balochistan. India has protested to China regarding the CPEC as it passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi extended a special invitation to his new Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to visit China from Saturday and review the entire gamut of bilateral relations. gave.
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