CPEC tes­ti­mony ....

Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

helped Pak­istan in the con­struc­tion of a whole range of heavy in­dus­tries.

While ex­press­ing sat­is­fac­tion over the state of bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion in de­fence pro­duc­tion in­clud­ing the Joint Com­mit­tee on Co­op­er­a­tion in De­fence Tech­nol­ogy and In­dus­try be­tween Pak­istan and State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Science, Tech­nol­ogy and In­dus­try for Na­tional De­fence (SASTIND) China, the Prime Min­is­ter said that this co­op­er­a­tion will be fur­ther strength­ened by ex­plor­ing di­verse av­enues in fu­ture.

The Prime Min­is­ter said that the de­ci­sion for in­duc­tion of Air De­fence Sys­tem in Pak­istan by CP­MIEC would be fi­nalised af­ter re­ceipt of com­plete pro­posal from the Chi­nese side. The Prime Min­is­ter noted with sat­is­fac­tion the pace of ex­ist­ing joint col­labo- ra­tive mech­a­nism be­tween Min­istry of De­fence Pro­duc­tion and CP­MIEC in other fields of mu­tual in­ter­est.

The Deputy Ad­min­is­tra­tor of CA­SIC lauded the vi­sion of the Prime Min­is­ter for putting the coun­try on devel­op­ment path and turn­ing around the econ­omy. The Chi­nese side while ex­press­ing sat­is­fac­tion over the pace of work on CPEC projects, said that apart from the huge eco­nomic ben­e­fits for the peo­ple of Pak­istan and the re­gion, the Project will bring the peo­ple of the two friendly coun­tries even more closer.

The Chi­nese side also ex­pressed keen in­ter­est for in­vest­ment in gas pipe­lines in dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try, es­pe­cially Balochis­tan.

The Chi­nese del­e­ga­tion in­cluded Mr. Zhao Xiao­long, Chair­man of CP­MIEC, Mr. Wang Jin­feng, Chief Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of CP­MIEC in Pak­istan, Chi­nese Am­bas­sador to Pak­istan Mr. Sun Wei­dong and Maj. Gen­eral Qi Hua­jun, De­fense At­tache. Min­is­ter for De­fence Pro­duc­tio Rana Tan­veer Hus­sain and other se­nior of­fi­cials of the Gov­ern­ment were also present dur­ing the meet­ing.—SABAH

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