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China, Pakistan pledge to complete CPEC as Wang meets Khan

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

and on Sunday pledged to complete the multi-billion dollars China-Economic Corridor (CPEC) as Chinese called on and expressed desire to further enhance the bilateral strategic partnership.

Wang, who arrived here on a three-day visit on Friday, met Khan in with a high-level delegation.

"underscored the significance of the CPEC for the mutual benefit of the people of both countries," said in a statement.

Wang also conveyed the desire of Chinese leadership to work with the new government for further enhancing the strategic partnership between and

He underscored the significance of China-Pakistan relationship which served as a model of friendship in interstate relations.

Wang also conveyed the invitation of for an official visit to Khan.

Khan reiterated that Pakistan's friendship with is a cornerstone of Pakistan's Foreign Policy.

"The reiterated that the Government is committed to the implementation of the CPEC," according to the statement.

During the meeting, regional situation and global issues were also discussed.

Earlier, he met his counterpart and

He also attended the swearing in ceremony of new president,

Wang's visit came amidst reports of unease in over how the new PTI government would approach over USD 50 billion Chinese investments in various projects under the CPEC connecting China's province with in Pakistan.

Khan in the past had criticised former for the lack of transparency and corruption in the CPEC projects.

has promised to bring about transparency to the CPEC projects whose details remained closely guarded secrets.

has protested to China over the CPEC, which is being built through Pakistan-occupied (PoK).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, September 09 2018. 22:45 IST