Prime Minister addresses forum on Pakistan-China Trade and Investment Opportunities in Beijing

Islamabad, October 08, 2019 (PPI-OT): In Beijing today, Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed a large gathering of leading Chinese enterprises at a forum on Pakistan-China Trade and Investment Opportunities, co-organized by the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Embassy of Pakistan Beijing, says a press release received here today from Beijing. In his remarks, the Prime Minister extended warm felicitations on the 70th anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China and dilated upon the special nature of the Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership.

The Prime Minister highlighted the Government’s key policy measures for revitalizing the economy and providing favourable business environment for foreign investors. He also reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to expeditious completion of CPEC projects so as to realize the initiative’s potential to act as a game-changer. The Prime Minister added that entering a phase of higher-quality growth, CPEC would multiply trade and investment opportunities between Pakistan and China.

The launch of SEZs, introduction of incentive policies for investors, and the implementation of the upgraded Pakistan-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would accelerate economic growth and business activity. The Prime Minister also underscored the factors favourable for foreign investment in Pakistan and outlined the sectors in which investments by Chinese investors would yield high dividends. The Prime Minister urged them to take full advantage of the exciting opportunities in Pakistan.

The Forum was also addressed by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Mr. Abdul Razzak Dawood, and Chairperson CCPIT, Ms. Gao. Senior executives from China Metallurgical Group Corp. (MCC) and China Machinery Engineering Corp. shared their enterprises’ experience of investing and doing business in Pakistan.

They encouraged Chinese businesses and enterprises to benefit from the favourable opportunities in Pakistan. Prior to the business meeting, the Prime Minister held a bilateral meeting with Madame Gao Yan, Chairperson of the CCPIT. He commended the leading role of Chinese enterprises and the CCPIT in China’s emergence as the world’s foremost trading nation and second largest economy of the world.

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