China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Be Extended to Afghanistan

by Wadsam | September 11, 2018 6:02 pm

China and Pakistan have decided to extend the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor towards Afghanistan.

The decision was made during China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s recent visit to Islamabad where he met with Pakistan’s new government to discuss bilateral cooperation.

“The two sides will advance the CPEC in the light of Pakistan’s economic and social development and people’s needs.

“We will identify the pathways and cooperation for the CPEC. we will accelerate the industrial cooperation and the projects of the people’s livelihoods and extend the CPEC to the western area and make the people gets benefits from it,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.

The CPEC is originally conceived be a strategic link with highways, rail and pipeline links between China’s Xinjiang and Pakistan’s Gwadar port.

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