Vice Foreign Minister of China, Sun Weidong, arrived in Islamabad to attend the 4th meeting of CPEC-Joint Working Group on International Cooperation and Coordination scheduled tomorrow in Islamabad.
Foreign Secretary Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi will co-chair the meeting with the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister.
Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong is also expected to meet the senior leadership of Pakistan.
The Group was established in November, 2018 under CPEC framework to ensure that economic dividends of CPEC projects reach the less developed areas and peoples’ livelihood are improved.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor marks a new phase in the relationship of two countries by placing economic cooperation and connectivity at the center of bilateral agenda.
It is an economic partnership to transform Pakistan into a geo-economic hub. It was formally launched by the two countries in 2013. CPEC aims at greater connectivity and trade linkages between Pakistan and China through a 2700 km stretch of network comprising roads, rail, fiber optic, energy pipelines, industrial clusters and Special Economic Zones (SEZs).
Once completed, CPEC will connect Kashgar region in China with Gwadar region in Pakistan. CPEC will augment the trade potential of China and Pakistan with the rest of the world by linking China with Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf.
This way, it will directly benefit billions of people inhabiting China, South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East.