Islamabad:  The news exchange agreement between China’s news agency “Xinhua” and Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) will be signed during the upcoming visit of the Prime Minister to China starting from May14, 2024.

The information was released during a meeting held between Information Minister Attaullah Tarar and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Jiang Zaidong in Islamabad.

Attaullah Tarar further added by saying “the eyes of the whole world are focused on the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to China during which ongoing projects under CPEC will be reviewed while new projects and investment will also be discussed with Chinese partners”.

Highlighting the cooperation partnership of China and Pakistan, the Information Minister said the relationship between Pakistan and China is based on trust and mutual respect. He said this relationship has taken the form of a comprehensive strategic partnership.

He said China is Pakistan’s largest trading partner. He mentioned the access of Chinese products to Pakistani markets have increased and vice versa because of the CPEC.

The Federal Information Minister also informed the Chinese Ambassador about the government’s measures to protect Chinese nationals in Pakistan.

Discussing the positive economic indicators, Attaullah Tarar said international journals are also predicting improvement in Pakistani economy.

The Chinese Ambassador has lauded the Pakistan government’s economic initiatives and expressed hope that the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will continue its journey towards development, especially under China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a flagship project of BRI.

During the meeting, both sides also agreed to promote cultural and educational exchanges.



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