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Strong bilateral ties with China is cornerstone of Pak foreign policy: Imran Khan

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

on Monday said that a strong bilateral relationship with is the cornerstone of the Pakistan's foreign policy.

chaired a high-level meeting with his Cabinet colleagues and discussed his maiden tour to next month during which matters related to the China-Economic Corridor (CPEC) is to be discussed, the Express Tribune reported.

The meeting was also attended by Pakistan's Asad Umer, Fawad Chaudhry, Planning and and Sheikh

is an all-weather ally of The two countries launched the controversy-hit USD 50 billion CPEC in 2015 under which a network of roads, railways and energy projects, linking China's resource-rich Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with Pakistan's strategic on the Arabian Sea, has been planned.

Khan, chairing a cabinet meeting of the province during his first visit to the restive province as the on Saturday, said that was reviewing the projects under the CPEC to safeguard the interest of the Baloch people, who say the projects were not beneficial for them.

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

Last month during his meeting with Chinese Wang Yi, Khan had said that the was committed to the implementation of the CPEC projects.

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

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 18:45 IST