ISLAMABAD–H.E. Mr. Yao Jing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Pakistan paid the courtesy farewell call to Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar in his office this afternoon.
The Minister appreciated the Ambassador’s role in strengthening Pak-China relations and expressed best wishes for his future assignments and endeavors. He acknowledged the support of the Chinese Government for Pakistan regarding social & infrastructural development, national security, territorial integrity, and the Kashmir Dispute. Mr. Bakhtyar touched upon key development projects launched by the incumbent government to spur the economy after COVID.
The Minister highlighted the progress on CPEC that the early harvest projects under CPEC had been either completed or near to completion and other socio-economic projects & Special Economic Zones (SEZs) development is being expedited by the Government. He said that CPEC is a symbol of an economic and strategic partnership between Pakistan & China and both countries would equally benefit from economic cooperation by enhancing the CPEC portfolio. He also outlined the significance of the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) platform to strengthen economic relations between Pakistan & China.
The Ambassador welcomed the kind remarks made by the Minister and shared his pleasant stay in Pakistan. He said that the Pakistan-China friendship encompasses all spheres including political, institutional, and popular support in Pakistan over the years. The Ambassador highly appreciated the role of Mr. Bakhtyar for scaling up the CPEC portfolio and expeditious implementation of the development projects as Minister for Planning to take CPEC forward and further strengthening of bilateral economic cooperation. He reiterated that China will continue to strengthen the socio-economic partnership with her all-weather friend Pakistan.