Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that Pakistan accorded great importance to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

In a meeting with 12th NPC Foreign Affairs Committee Vice Chair Zhao Baige at the Prime Minister’s Office, the prime minister said all-out efforts were being made to further streamline and improve coordination at all levels as CPEC project has entered into its second phase.

The current phase will focus on critical areas, such as agriculture and socio-economic development.

The prime minister while welcoming the delegation said that it was a matter of great satisfaction to note that all-weather and time-tested Pak-China friendship was transforming into a robust economic partnership.

He said Pakistan wanted to learn from the Chinese experience and expertise in different sectors.

A special cell was being established at the Prime Minister’s Office to ensure seamless coordination between businesses of public and private sectors, he added.

Zhao, in her remarks, said that China would continue extending all possible cooperation to Pakistan in areas such as agriculture, health, housing and socio-economic development.

Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Naeemul Haq, Senator Faisal Javed and Javed Afridi were also present during the meeting.

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