Islamabad, 16 September 2022 (TDI): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan hosted briefings on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for resident diplomatic missions of several countries from East and Central Asia and the Middle East.

Chaired by the Additional Secretary (Asia-Pacific), two rounds of briefings were convened on 15 and 16 September 2022. The panel of briefers also included senior officials of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, and the Board of Investment.

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Additional Secretary (Asia-Pacific) with diplomats at the CPEC briefings 
CPEC briefings
Additional Secretary (Asia-Pacific) with diplomats at the CPEC briefings

In her briefing, the Additional Secretary shared the underlying vision of CPEC, which was based on Pakistan’s desire for connectivity and interest in deepening linkages with Central Asia, the Middle East, and East Asia.

She emphasized that CPEC had added a new dimension to the Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership, which was based on mutual understanding and respect.

Pakistan welcomes development partners and enterprises from around the world to strengthen investment and trade linkages and consider opportunities in Special Economic Zones (SEZ).

Thanking the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant Government departments for the briefing, participating diplomatic missions underscored abiding mutual interest in enhancing economic cooperation.

About CPEC 

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a regional networking structure. CPEC will benefit not just China and Pakistan, but also Iran, Afghanistan, the Central Asian Republic, and the region.

The improvement of geographical interconnections through optimized road, rail, and air transportation systems, recurring and free exchanges of growth and people-to-people interaction, bolstering understanding through academic, cultural, and regional knowledge and culture, the activity of higher volume of trade flow and businesses, producing and moving energy to have more effective businesses, and enhancement of cooperation through a win-win model will result in a well-connected, integrated region.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a step toward economic regionalization in a globalized society. It established the peace, development, and win-win model for everyone.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor represents a better future area with peace, prosperity, and economic progress.

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