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Pakistan, China sign 19 agreements to promote cooperation

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Pakistan, China sign 19 agreements to promote cooperation

BEIJING, China: Pakistan and China have signed 19 agreements and Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) which will help promote cooperation between the two countries in the fields of energy and infrastructure under the economic corridor project, and other sectors.

The agreements and MoUs were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in Beijing on Saturday morning.

The two leaders also held a meeting in Beijing and discussed bilateral relations and regional situation.

The agreements signed between the two countries include solar power production at Quaid-e Azam Solar Park, easy loan for laying optic fibre between the two countries, mining of 65,00,000 metric tons of coal in Thar Block-2, 870 MW Sukhi Kinari hydropower project, 1320 MW Sahiwal power project and MoU for 100 MW Jhimpir wind power project.

The two countries also signed an agreement to establish an Industrial Park in Faisalabad as well as an agreement for economic and technical cooperation.

Talking to newsmen after having a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Nawaz Sharif expressed the confidence that his visit to China will help resolve energy crisis in the country. He said that the government is committed to address the energy shortage permanently.

Sharif pointed out that solution to the energy problem will bring progress and prosperity to the country.

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