‘Pakistan desires Chinese investment in ML-1 upgradation’

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said Pakistan desires Chinese investment in ML-1 upgradation project.

He was talking to Chairman of China International Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) Ambassador Luo Zhaohui who called on him in Beijing today.

The Prime Minister emphasized the need for cooperation between Pakistan and China in the fields of agriculture, information technology, blue economy, communication, minerals and mining.

He said security of Chinese nationals in Pakistan is priority of the government.

The Prime Minister underlined that the governments and the peoples of both countries have always stood in solidarity with each other during times of natural disasters and calamities.

He commended CIDCA’s pivotal role in supporting developing countries and particularly Pakistan during the Covid-19 pandemic, the post-2022 flood reconstruction and grant of polio vaccines.

Shehbaz Sharif appreciated the robust support of CIDCA for CPEC projects and for Pakistan’s socioeconomic development, particularly the Pak
istan-China Friendship Hospital, the Desalination Plant in Gwadar, and the New Gwadar International Airport.

Ambassador Luo Zhaohui offered CIDCA’s support to Pakistan in Special Economic Zones and Health Sector.

Terming China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the hallmark of ironclad friendship between Pakistan and China, they noted that the Joint Working Group on Socioeconomic Development under the CPEC had yielded positive results. They also expressed the confidence that the momentum would continue in the CPEC phase II to improve lives and livelihoods of the people.

Source: Radio Pakistan