Pakistan, China vow to make joint efforts for upgradation of CPEC

Foreign OfficePakistan, China vow to make joint efforts for upgradation of CPEC

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The 3rd round of Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) of Political Parties on CPEC and Pakistan-China Political Parties Forum was held in Islamabad on Friday.

The event was co-chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and Minister of Central Committee of the International Department of Communist Party of China (IDCPC) Liu Jianchao and attended by the representatives of all major political parties of Pakistan.

Pakistan, China vow to make joint efforts for up-gradation of CPEC
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China(IDCPC), Mr. Liu Jianchao delivering media statements in Islamabad on 21 June 2024.

Both sides reaffirmed the salience of CPEC for Pakistan and China, pledged to make joint efforts for its upgradation and for further strengthening Pakistan-China All-weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership.

In his remarks at the event, Ishaq Dar reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to enhance people to people linkages with China to deepen the sentiments of mutual respect, trust and understanding between the two Countries.

The deputy prime minister said that Pakistan-China friendship is a relationship of the past, the present and the future. He said that our strategic trust is unshakeable and nothing can undo it.

While Liu Jianchao said that China is determined to build the upgraded version of CPEC.

The visiting dignitary said that China and Pakistan will always stand shoulder to shoulder to forge a stronger and more solid all weather strategic partnership.

Furthermore, he said that China is also ready to work with the political parties of Pakistan to promote exchanges at different levels including the youth, media, think tanks and academia to pass on this friendship to future generations.

The speakers also included the Chairman Senate of Pakistan Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani followed by the Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq.

Representatives from Political parties who spoke at the event included Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary from the PML(N) ; MNA and former Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar from PPPP; Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman from JUI(F); Minister of Federal Education & Professional Training Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui from MQM; Senator Jan Muhammad Buledi from National Party; MNA Khalid Hussain Magsi from BAP; Munaza Hassan from IPP; Senator Syed Ali Zafar from PTI; Engineer Ihsanullah from ANP; Mushahid Hussain Syed from PML(N); Afrasiab Khan Khattak from NDM and Asif Luqman Qazi from JI.

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