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    PM Imran Khan meets Chinese high ups and Heads of major Chinese business

    Chitral Times Report

     

    ISLAMABAD: Heads of major Chinese business groups called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing today. The executives included Mr Chen Fenjian, Chairman China Railways Construction Corporation (CRCC), Mr Chen Siqing, Chairman Bank of China Group (BOCG), Mr Yan Zhiyong, Chairman POWER CHINA, Mr. Da Can Like, Chairman China Rainbow International Investment, Mr. Charles Yang, President Huawei Middle East Region and MrLyuZexiang President China Gezhouba. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Mr. Asad Umar, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Adviser to PM Mr. Abdul Razzak Dawood, Minister for planning MakhdoomKhusroBakhtiar, Minister for Maritime Mr. Ali Zaidi and Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan were present during the meeting, Foreign Secretary Ms. TehminaJanjua, Ambassador Masood Khalid and other senior officials were present during the meeting. The business leaders congratulated the Prime Minster on victory in the elections and assuming the office of the Prime Minster. They said that under the leadership of the Prime Minster, Pakistan would enter into new era of development. They expressed their gratitude for the support Pakistan is extending to the Chinese companies in hydropower, renewable energy, construction? infrastructure development. ICT and other sectors particularly under the CPEC projects. The executives expressed their desire to further invest in Pakistan’s socio-economic sectors. Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the business ventures of the Chinese companies in Pakistan particularly under the CPEC projects. The Prime Minister shared his socio-economic reform agenda with the Chinese business leaders. The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the progress on projects under the CPEC. Highlighting immense market potential and geo-strategic advantage of Pakistan, the Prime Minister encouraged the business leaders to explore investment opportunities in the diverse socio-economic sectors of Pakistan. The Prime Minister assured maximum facilitation to the Chinese business companies for doing business in Pakistan.

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    Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chairman National People’s Congress Li Zhanshu agreed to carry forward momentum of bilateral relations

    Meanwhile Prime Minister Imran Khan held meeting with Chairman, National People’s Congress Li Zhanshu today at the Great Hall of the People’s Republic of China. The Prime Minister expressed appreciation for Chinese hospitality and traditional warmth which he and his delegation have received in China. He lauded China’s phenomenal success in improving governance, poverty alleviation and anti-corruption drive as key elements of Chinese development model. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of CPEC in Pakistan’s economic growth and prosperity. He highlighted his government’s focus on socio-economic development and livelihood projects. He expressed the hope that development of special economic zones and industrial cooperation would bring new opportunities for the peoples of the two countries. Mr. Li Zhanshu reaffirmed China’s commitment to relations with Pakistan which have grown at a fast pace with the development of CPEC. He said China would continue to stand with Pakistan at all times. During the meeting, Prime Minister and Chairman NPC agreed to carry forward the momentum of bilateral visit and enhance parliamentary linkages. They further agreed that parliamentary exchanges between two sides would play a crucial role in further cementing their bilateral ties. They also underscored commitment to enhance cooperation in political, cultural, educational and people to people ties.

     

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    Prime Minister Imran Khan and Premier Li Keqiang underscore commitment for a stronger strategic cooperative partnership

    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan held a bilateral meeting with Li Keqiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing today. Prime Minister is visiting China from 2-5 November 2018 on his first official visit at the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang. The meeting was marked by traditional warmth, mutual understanding and trust. On arrival in the Great Hall of the People, the Prime Minister was received in an elegant and warm welcome ceremony where he inspected the guard of honour. During their bilateral meeting, Chinese Premier congratulated Prime Minister Imran Khan on his successful election as the Prime Minister and expressed his desire to work closely with him to further strengthen the “all-weather strategic cooperative partnership” for shared future. Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked Premier Li for the warm hospitality and reaffirmed the message of strong strategic partnership between Pakistan and China. The two leaders expressed satisfaction over the multi-faceted bilateral cooperative relations. They reiterated their resolve to continue to deepen the relationship and explore new avenues for practical collaboration. Both sides expressed satisfaction at the progress of CPEC, which is a flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The two leaders expressed complete confidence on the importance and future development of CPEC. They expressed confidence that the process of industrial development of Pakistan will accelerate with the launch of Special Economic Zones and industrial parks. Sharing his vision of ‘Naya Pakistan’, the Prime Minister congratulated Premier Li Keqiang on successful anti-corruption drive, poverty alleviation, and modernization of China based on innovation and IT. He added that China’s phenomenal success in the last 40 years that resulted in socio-economic uplift of the people offers a great example for developing countries. The two leaders expressed their commitment to maintain close engagement on issues of regional and global importance. They agreed that the relationship has withstood the test of time, notwithstanding changes in domestic, regional and global situations. The two leaders witnessed the signing of a number of Agreements and MoUs in the fields of agriculture, poverty reduction, forestry, law enforcement and socio-economic development. Premier Li also held a banquet in the honour of the Prime Minister and his entourage. The Prime Minister extended invitation to Premier Li Keqiang to visit Islamabad at his earliest convenience. The date of the visit will be finalized through diplomatic channels.

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