BEIJING, China: China has said that it supports the greater role of the Gwadar Port, an important component of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) flagship project, in the regional cooperation on trade and goods.
“We are glad to see the new progress. We support the Gwadar Port’s greater role in the regional cooperation on trade and goods,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at his regular briefing in Beijing while expressing happiness over the start of international transit activities at the port.
The international transit activities have started with the arrival of the first fish cargo at the Gwadar Port for onward shipment to China.
In the coming days, more vessels containing international cargo including LPG, Steel Pipes, and DAP fertilizer for transit to Afghanistan are scheduled to arrive at the port.
With the joint efforts of China and Pakistan, Gwadar Port is fully operating. DAP fertilizers, LPG, Containers are processed in Gwadar Port with high efficiency. pic.twitter.com/tH9ZOWfRiG
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Zhao Lijain informed that during his posting as the Deputy Head of Mission at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, he visited the Gwadar Port for six times.
“From its building and use, I am quite impressed by the achievements in the Gwadar Port,” he remarked.
The Spokesperson said that facts had proven that CPEC had not only been delivering benefits to the Chinese and Pakistani people but had also facilitated the regional connectivity and economic cooperation.
“We are confident that with efforts from all parties, the CPEC will surely play a more positive role in helping the region achieve prosperity,” he added.