"Highlighting China's great support to Pakistan in security, trade and infrastructure development, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan and China have a shared future and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the largest comprehensive project with any foreign country," according to an official statement.
"CPEC 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.
Sharif said sound capital base, remarkable growth in assets and profitability and compliance with international standards has poised Pakistan's banking sector in a very competitive position in the region for investors.
He said foreign ownership in Pakistan's banking sector has consistently and considerably increased and the government has recently concluded USD 700 million financing agreement with China Development Bank which is the first such interaction with the Chinese banking industry.
Tian lauded the vision of Sharif for putting the country on development path and turning around the economy.
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