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China keen to enhance cooperation with Iran on CPEC: Envoy

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Chinese Ambassador to Sun Weidong has said is looking forward to enhance its cooperation with Tehran through the China-Economic Corridor (CPEC).

If joins the $46 billion project it would be win-win cooperation for both and Tehran, IRNA news agency on Monday quoted Sun as saying.

According to Sun, shares very good relations with Tehran and "we think that can also be a very important country along the Belt and Road initiative, so we really look forward to enhance our cooperation with Iran".

In a meeting between President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September, had shown willingness to become a part of the project.

The is a mega project between and Islamabad under which will invest $46 billion in

The economic corridor is about 3,000 km long consisting of highways, railways and pipelines to connect China's Xinjiang province to Pakistan's Gwadar port.

"is a win-win cooperation so we are looking forward to explore the possibilities of cooperation among all the regional countries," he said.

Responding to a question if could be an energy line between and in the future, Sun said: "We can explore such a possibility."

There are many projects under the framework being implementing or under construction in Pakistan, said the ambassador.

"There are 16 major projects under construction and Chinese side has already invested more than $13 billion," he said.



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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 16:34 IST