CPEC Eighth Joint Committee: Promote the construction of corridors to expand into industrial parks, social and people’s livelihood

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Economic Daily – China Economic Net Beijing December 20, 2018 On December 20, 2018, the eighth meeting of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Joint Cooperation Committee (hereinafter referred to as “the Joint Committee”) was held in Beijing. This meeting is the first joint committee meeting of the new Pakistani government since it took place in August this year. It is also the consensus reached by the two sides to implement the bilateral economic cooperation and further deepen the all-weather strategic cooperation partners of the two countries. Important activities of the relationship.

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The meeting was co-chaired by the Chinese Chairman of the Joint Commission, Ning Jizhen, Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission, and Chairman of Pakistan, and Mahdum Bakhtiar, Minister of Planning, Development and Reform of Pakistan. At the meeting, China and Pakistan reviewed and summarized the progress made in the corridor construction since the seventh meeting of the Board of Directors, and conducted in-depth communication and exchanges on the next step of pragmatic cooperation between the two sides. The two sides agreed that the corridor construction started five years ago and achieved remarkable results. It has been at the forefront of the “Belt and Road” international cooperation. In the next stage, the two sides will consolidate the early harvest projects in the corridor, ensure the smooth operation of the completed projects, accelerate the construction in progress, and make new progress in the field of energy and transportation infrastructure construction. At the same time, combined with the long-term development of the corridor and the needs of both sides, we will improve the cooperation mechanism and promote the construction of corridors to the industrial parks, social and people’s livelihood and other fields. The Board achieved the desired results.

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After the meeting, Ning Jizhen, the deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Minister of Planning, Development and Reform of Pakistan, Mahdum Bakhtiar, attended the signing ceremony of the relevant outcome documents.

A total of more than 100 people from the central and local governments, financial institutions, enterprises, and representatives of Pakistani institutions in China attended the meeting.

(This news/article originally appeared in Economic Daily – China Economic Net on December 20th, 2018)

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