Lahore, March 12, 2021 (PPI-OT):Ambassador of China Mr Nong Rong called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Thursday and discussed matters of mutual interest. He invited the chief minister to visit China and appreciated the steps taken by the Punjab government to control coronavirus. The CM thanked the Chinese government for its cooperation during the corona pandemic and provision of vaccine adding that China is the most trustworthy friend. We appreciate the valuable Chinese cooperation in the development of our country and it is sanguine that Pakistan-China economic relations are touching new heights during the tenure of PM Imran Khan, he added.
The multi-billion-dollar CPEC project is of valuable importance for Pakistan; he emphasised and added that a conducive atmosphere has been provided to investors in the Punjab where special economic zones were being established. The CM invited the Chinese companies to invest in SEZs assuring that every facility will be provided as durable development of the social sector is the priority of the PTI government.
The government is interested to benefit from Chinese cooperation in industry, agriculture and technical and vocational training sectors as valuable work has been done by the Chinese government to overcome corruption and poverty. This Chinese success has been acknowledged by the global community and this model will be benefitted upon by the Punjab government, he affirmed. The Chinese ambassador assured to benefit from investment opportunities in SEZs adding that China wants to enhance cooperation with the Punjab government for the development of the social sector.
China is siding with Pakistan in the journey of development and prosperity; he assured and added that every possible step will be taken to enhance cooperation in different sectors. The speedy industrial process will create job opportunities along with poverty alleviation, he added. Acting Chinese Consul General in Lahore Mr Peng Zhengwu, army attache Mr Jiang Qingshi, economic and commercial minister consular Mr Xia Guoxiang, Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht, Chief Secretary, Chairman P and D, ACS (Home), Secretary Finance, CEO PBIT and others were also present.
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