BEIJING: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif urged Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to encourage Chinese companies to invest in Pakistan, especially in energy and infrastructure.
Prime Minister , who is in China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) 2014, on Thursday held a bilateral meeting with Chinese Premier Mr. Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the BFA.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang thanked Pakistan for its consistent and strong support on issues relating to China’s core interests including the fight against terrorism, extremism and separatism.
China would continue to strongly support Pakistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. He acknowledged sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in fighting terrorism and extremism and assured China’s full support against these menaces.
The Chinese Premier, terming the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a common vision of the leadership of the two countries, expressed satisfaction on the progress made in the Corridor Project.
He hoped that the Corridor would soon start to take practical shape and yield tangible benefits, within the time frame agreed upon between the two countries. In this regard, he urged the relevant authorities to continue their efforts to achieve concrete results.
The two leaders reiterated the resolve to translate the high level of mutual trust and cooperation in political sphere of their bilateral relations into practical project oriented cooperation for shared prosperity of the two countries.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was accompanied by Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi.