China terms reservations over nuclear cooperation with Pakistan baseless

ISLAMABAD: China on Friday rejected the reservations of some countries about its nuclear cooperation with Pakistan, terming them baseless and said it is within the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) framework.

Talking to media representative in Islamabad on Friday, Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong said that objective of Chinese cooperation with Pakistan in nuclear sector is to address Pakistan’s energy crisis.

The Chinese ambassador said that this cooperation will help boost Pakistan’s economy.

Talking about Pakistan-China Economic Corridor‚ the ambassador said that it is a long-term project. However‚ he added, both the countries are committed to enjoy the early fruits of it between 5 to 7 years.

Sun Weidong said that China will prefer to carry out its trade through Gwadar Port.

The ambassador said that for early completion of the corridor‚ construction of motorways‚ Karakorum Highway and development of other infrastructure is significant.

The Chinese ambassador said that Pakistan and China enjoy long-lasting and cordial ties and both the countries have a key role to move forward on the economic corridor project.