Pakistan PM announces intention to strengthen SL connectivity to Central Asia through China-Pak corridor

Pakistan PM announces intention to strengthen SL connectivity to Central Asia through China-Pak corridor

Pakistan PM announces intention to strengthen SL connectivity to Central Asia through China-Pak corridor

Written by Staff Writer

23 Feb, 2021 | 8:08 pm

(News1st): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has conveyed his intention to assist Sri Lanka’s connectivity to Central Asia through the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

“Pakistan is part of the Belt and Road initiative of China. CPEC is part of its flagship programs and it means connectivity,”‘ Khan said during a joint media briefing on the sidelines of his visit to Sri Lanka.

The Pakistani Prime Minister noted that he held discussions with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on areas in which Sri Lanka can benefit from Pakistan’s connectivity.

“…our trading ties will also mean that the 2 countries will get together, will come closer together,” he said.

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