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PM Imran Khan lauds China for lifting 700 million people out of poverty

April 28, 2019

BEIJING: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Saturday highly appreciated the great development of China and lifting of over 700 million people out of poverty within a short period of three decades.

He made these remarks while speaking at Leaders Roundtable of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held here.

The thematic focus of the Roundtable was: “Boosting Connectivity to Explore New Sources of Growth.”

In his statement, the Prime Minister underscore the importance of greater connectivity among BRI participating countries and proposed four specific areas for particular focus including mobility of labour, digital connectivity, , cultural connectivity and sharing best practices in knowledge and innovation.

To advance and make better these proposals, among other things, the Prime Minister suggested that setting up of BRI Tourism Corridor to improve skills of labours and mobility and creating multi-lingual digital platforms.

Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasized that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a transformational project, would play an important role in boosting connectivity between the Xinjiang region of China and Gwadar Port

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