Geneva, 10 January 2023 (TDI): The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif held an official meeting with the Chairman of China International Corporation Luo Zhaohui, in Geneva.

The meeting took place on the fringes of the ‘Climate Resilient Conference.’ It was co-chaired by Pakistan & United Nations (UN) in Geneva to help Pakistan after the devastating floods.

In the wake of the rehabilitation, resilience, and rebuilding of Pakistan, the conference helped the country gain pledges of nearly $9 billion from various nations and organizations.

Meeting highlights

Both officials talked about the bilateral relations between both countries as well as the potential for the swift implementation of joint development initiatives.

In this vein, Shehbaz Sharif emphasized the significance of an early start to the Mainline-1 and Karachi Circular projects of the Railways.

He also provided information on the government’s 10,000-megawatt solarization projects and said the administration was making every effort to lessen its reliance on imported fuel.

Sharif thanked the people and government of China for helping the flood-affected people of Pakistan. Along these lines, he highlighted, “China is our sincere friend. The proof of this friendship is that China stood with the country at every difficult time.”

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“During the recent floods, not only the Chinese government but also Chinese companies and people understood the pain suffered by the flood affectees. Pakistanis will never forget such enthusiastic support.” Sharif reiterated.

While appreciating the gesture of support, the Prime Minister extended an invitation to China’s President Xi Jinping to visit Pakistan. “The government and people of Pakistan are waiting for China’s President,” Sharif stated.

During his turn, the Chairman of China International Corporation expressed his condolences for the loss of life due to floods. He assured flood victims of China’s full support.

Notably, China helped Pakistani flood-hit people. It also provided support in the fields of agriculture, infrastructure, and energy and the project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) took the friendship between the two countries to new heights.