China agrees to include Karachi Coastal Development Zone in CPEC.

BEIJING, Sept. 29 (INP): China and Pakistan agreed to include the Karachi Comprehensive Coastal Development Zone in CPEC.
This was stated here by a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying at a news briefing.

This project was listed at the recently-held 10th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),

She was commenting on a tweet of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which he had termed inclusion of Karachi coastal zone in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as a game changer and hoped it will put Karachi at par with developed port cities.

Hua Chunying added, China and Pakistan agreed to include the Karachi Comprehensive Coastal Development Zone in CPEC

China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners of cooperation. CPEC is a flagship program under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

China is ready to work with Pakistan to earnestly follow through on the common understanding of the leaders on the two sides and the outcomes of the JCC meeting, ensure sound construction and operation of existing projects, highlight cooperation in health, green economy and digitization, step up cooperation in industries, science and technology, agriculture and people’s livelihood, and forge high-quality CPEC cooperation.

This  will help to provide new impetus to the growth of bilateral ties, economic and social development of the two countries and the improvement of people’s livelihood, she added.

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