Islamabad: China and Pakistan have agreed to further their cooperation in different fields under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during the ninth Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting of CPEC.
Pakistani Minister of Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar on Tuesday said that this year was a significant year for CPEC as several significant milestones were achieved or will be achieved by the end of the year, Xinhua reported. “The recent visits of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his interaction with Chinese leadership has, in the true sense, broadened and enhanced the scope of future cooperation in diverse fields of agriculture, industrial and socio-economic development,” he told around 200 participants who came from both sides’ governments, financial institutes, and companies.
The minister said that CPEC is a corridor which opens doors of cooperation to the whole region and beyond, adding his country has established CPEC Authority which will work as a one window for all CPEC related issues so that the Pakistani government can fasten the pace of projects and remove all bottlenecks for efficient implementation of the projects.
For his part, Ning Jizhe, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, said during the meeting that both sides’ leaderships have reached important consensus over bilateral cooperation in all domains and pointed out the future direction of bilateral ties. (IANS)