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20,000 Pak students to receive Chinese scholarships

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In an aim to push for bolstering people-to-people contacts between the two countries, on Monday said that about 20,000 Pakistani students will be given Chinese scholarships every year, the highest for any country in the

China's to Yao Jing made the announcement, saying that it would strengthen the already friendly ties between the two nations.

"It is the people who matter in relationship," he was quoted by as saying at a 'China-Photo Exhibition' held at the and Technology (NUST) here.

Terming the multi-billion dollar Economic Corridor (CPEC), as a "long-term project", the Chinese said that both and reached a consensus and the next phase of the initiative would focus on investment, joint ventures, cooperation in the power sector and exports and establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

Yao further said that the second area of focus for bilateral cooperation in the CPEC project was the social sector, adding that the key areas were health, education, agriculture, poverty reduction and human resources.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 18:03 IST