CPEC 2.0: Sharif and Xi Herald New Era of Pakistan-China Partnership

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed on upgrading the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and advancing its high-quality development in its second phase. In their first meeting since Sharif assumed office in 2024, they discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation and addressing regional and global issues.


PTI | Islamabad | Updated: 08-06-2024 11:12 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 11:12 IST
CPEC 2.0: Sharif and Xi Herald New Era of Pakistan-China Partnership
Shehbaz Sharif
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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reaffirmed their consensus on upgrading the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and advancing its high-quality development during a meeting at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.

This significant discussion took place amid Sharif's five-day official visit, marking his first meeting with President Xi since taking office in 2024. The leaders, accompanied by ministers and senior officials, explored various facets of the multi-billion dollar project's second phase and assessed its global implications.

Both leaders emphasized that the CPEC, a cornerstone of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has been instrumental in Pakistan's socio-economic progress. They pledged to further align their development strategies for broader regional connectivity and mutual prosperity. Additionally, they addressed crucial regional and global issues, including safety measures for Chinese nationals in Pakistan.

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