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Pak-China 'all weather' ties based on shared interests: Sharif

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

and China's "all weather" relationship is based upon shared principles and interests that form the foundation of cooperation in diverse fields, Prime Minister said today.

Sharif stated this when he Bank of chairman Tian Guoli who called on him here.

"Highlighting China's great support to in security, trade and infrastructure development, the Prime Minister said that and have a shared future and Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the largest comprehensive project with any foreign country," according to an official statement.

"is a fusion of multiple development projects, aimed at the prosperity and well-being of the citizens of the country and the region at large," it quoted Sharif saying.

The prime minister said that has a vibrant system that has achieved high level of profitability, improved liquidity and strong solvency position.

Sharif said sound capital base, remarkable growth in assets and profitability and compliance with international standards has poised Pakistan's sector in a very competitive position in the region for investors.

He said foreign ownership in Pakistan's sector has consistently and considerably increased and the government has recently concluded USD 700 million financing agreement with Development Bank which is the first such interaction with the Chinese industry.

Tian lauded the vision of Sharif for putting the country on development path and turning around the economy.

Tian said that has huge economic benefits for the people of and the region.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 19:28 IST