Chinese FM spokesperson says besides China-Pakistan development, CPEC is also conducive to regional connectivity 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang. PHOTO: WWW.FMPRC.GOV.CN/FILE China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang has said that the country was hoping to receive wider approval and support for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) among the regional countries and the rest of the international community. Speaking to reporters during a regular press briefing on Monday, he said the multi-billion dollar project was not only of important significance to China-Pakistan common development, but also conducive to regional connectivity and common prosperity. The statement came in response to a question over India’s suspected attempts to disrupt the economic corridor. It is a 3,000 kilometre-long network of roads, pipelines and railways to transport goods from Gwadar port to Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. Citing various statements of Indian leadership, a Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesperson had claimed that an Indian intelligence agency was striving to target CPEC and had setup a cell specifically for that purpose. “We have noted the relevant reports,” Kang responded, adding that CPEC was a new type of cooperation framework between China and Pakistan for across-the-board cooperation, in particular the long-term… Read full this story
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