PM reaffirms commitment to expeditiously complete CPEC projects

Islamabad, May 24, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed the highest priority accorded by the government to CPEC and the firm commitment to expeditiously complete CPEC projects. He was talking to the Ambassador of China in Pakistan Nong Rong, who called on him in Islamabad today. They discussed bilateral relations, including CPEC, 70thanniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, vaccine cooperation, and high-level bilateral exchanges.

The Prime Minister deeply appreciated Chinese leadership and conveyed his warm greetings for President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. Emphasising the time-tested “All-Weather Strategic Co-operative Partnership”, the Prime Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s deep commitment to further enhance and broaden Pakistan-China ties.

The Prime Minister recalled his earlier telephone conversation with Premier Li Keqiang, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties, which is the reflection of excellent cooperation between Pakistan and China. The Chinese Ambassador extended President Xi Jinping’s invitation to the Prime Minister to participate in the ‘Communist Party of China and World Political Parties Summit’, to be held in July this year. The Prime Minister graciously accepted the invitation to attend the virtual event.

Ambassador Nong Rong reassured that China will continue to firmly support Pakistan in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and accords high priority to help address Pakistan’s requirements. It was agreed to continue with the momentum of high-level bilateral exchanges to further solidify strategic cooperative gains between the two countries. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed the need of following guiding principles of Islam to establish justice and get rid of corruption.

He was talking to the Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology Dr. Qibla Ayaz and Council members who called on him in Islamabad today. The Prime Minister said the journey to the system of the state of Medina is a constant struggle in which the role of all sections of society, including religious leaders, is important. Prime Minister |Imran Khan said core aim of his political struggle is to serve the poor by applying the principles of the state of Medina.

The Prime Minister said after observing the West very closely, he has come to the conclusion that only by following the guiding principles of Islam and the Sunnah of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam Khatim-un-Nabiyeen Pakistan can become a prosperous and developed country. The Chairman and members of Council of Islamic Ideology paid rich tributes to Prime Minister Imran Khan for his defense of the Holy Prophet, his statement on Islamophobia, and his fight for the rights of Kashmir and the Palestinians.

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