Published On: Tue, Mar 19th, 2019
Published in Category: International / Social issues

Advent of 2nd phase of CPEC to initiate new era of socio-economic development in Pakistan: Qureshi

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BEIJING:   Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi has said the advent of second phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will initiate a new era of social and economic development in Pakistan.

Speaking at China Institute for International Strategic Studies in Beijing on Monday, he said Pakistan and China are not only strong friends, but their relations are based on strategic partnership.

Responding to Indian aggression in the aftermath of Pulwama incident, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan demonstrated patience and restraint. He said Pakistan wants peace in the region and desires good relations with all its neighbours in South Asia, including India. He said we want resolution of all outstanding issues with India through dialogue.

The Minister, later on, took a round of CIISS and recorded his impressions in the visitors’ book.

Earlier on Monday Qureshi arrived in Beijing on a three-day visit to China.

At the airport, he was received by Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, Pakistani Ambassador in Bejing Masood Khalid and senior officials of the Pakistani embassy.

The Foreign Minister will participate in the Pakistan-Chgina Strategic Dialogue to discuss important matters of bilateral concern, including the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The two Foreign Ministers will also ponder upon the issue of peace and security in the region. Shah Mahmood Qureshi will also call the senior leaders of China.

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