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President Xi Jinping: CPEC is of great importance to China-Pakistan ties

(VOFNEWS)– Chinese President Xi Jinping says China ready to work with Pakistan to jointly promote cooperation among the regional countries.

In a letter to President Dr Arif Alvi from Xi Jinping, he said both China and Pakistan are working to maintain the “momentum of peace and development in the region.”

President Xi Jinping on Friday described the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a landmark project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and said it is of great importance to promoting in-depth development of the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

He said political parties of China and Pakistan have carried out friendly consultations on a regular basis, which have consolidated political consensus between the two countries to vigorously promote the steady and long-term development of the CPEC.

The Chinese President was responding to a special letter of congratulations written by President Dr Arif Alvi, on the second conference of the CPEC Political Parties Joint Consultation Mechanism.

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The USD 60 billion CPEC connecting China’s resource-rich Xinjiang province with Pakistan’s strategic Gwadar port in Balochistan is regarded as the flagship project of the multi-billion BRI, the pet scheme of President Xi aimed at furthering China’s influence globally with Chinese funded infrastructure projects.

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