Imran Khan asserted that CPEC Project – China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a top priority for Pakistan as it would not only help in translating all-weather Pakistan-China relations into a mutually beneficial economic equation but would also open new prospects for the entire region.
The prime minister said this while meeting with representatives of 15 leading Chinese companies working on various CPEC and other projects in Pakistan.
The Chinese delegation included representatives from Power China, Three Gorges Corporation, CMEC Neelum-Jhelum Power Plant Project, Cr-Norinco Orange Line Project, Huawei, Zong, Port Qasim Power Plant, China Gezhouba Corporation, China State Construction, China Harbour, Matiari-Lahore Transmission Line Project, Haier and other companies.
According to a press statement from the PM office, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing accompanied the delegation.
Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Haroon Sharif, Chairman Energy Task Force Nadeem Babar, and other senior officials were also present during the meeting.
Speaking to the Chinese delegation, the prime minister said that the government would provide all possible facilitation to the Chinese companies in undertaking profitable business ventures and taking advantage of business-friendly policies of the present government.
The Chinese ambassador, while conveying greetings from the Chinese president and premier, said that the Chinese leadership was looking forward to the visit of the Pakistani prime minister to China.
He thanked the prime minister on behalf of the Chinese leadership and business community for his personal interest in facilitating Chinese businesspersons and addressing their issues. He further assured the prime minister that Chinese companies would continue to partner with the government in the socio-economic development of Pakistan.