Beijing, 18 October 2023 (TDI): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar took center stage at the prestigious 3rd Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing.

The high-level gathering convened to discuss and promote ‘Connectivity in an Open Global Economy,’ a theme that resonates with the world’s emerging economic landscape.

Addressing the High-Level Forum of BRF titled ‘Connectivity in an Open Global Economy’, the Prime Minister congratulated the Chinese leadership on the successful organization of the 3rd BRF.

He appreciated President Xi’s vision for creating a Global Community with Shared Future and the Belt -and-Road Initiative which holds immense significance for global connectivity, common development and shared prosperity.

He also extended support to President Xi’s eight point agenda unveiled today. As flagship project of the BRI, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is marking its 10th anniversary.

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Prime Minister Kakar highlighted the crucial role of CPEC in generating new economic opportunities in Pakistan.

Underscoring its salience for Pakistan’s robust economic development, he endorsed the Chinese proposal for developing CPEC as a corridor of growth, innovation, livelihood, green economy, openness and inclusiveness.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Kakar addressing 3rd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

The Prime Minister underlined the need for a united global response to address complex transnational challenges faced by humankind and to prevent backsliding on the gains achieved under UN Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda.

Furthermore, he emphasized the urgency of addressing infrastructure gaps in the developing world by investing in transportation, energy and digital economy.