President Chinese People Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) Lin Songtian says China is eager to work closely with Pakistan for the development of the two countries. During his interaction with media in Islamabad on Thursday, he said people of China attach special importance to friendship with Pakistan and working closely with Pakistan is our top priority.
The President CPAFFC said China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a great example of friendship between Pakistan and China. He said the first phase of CPEC is complete and now it is time to proceed to the next phase. He further said China Pakistan Economic Corridor will open the doors of public prosperity for the people of the region and this corridor will lead to development as the road is the first base for prosperity.
Lin Songtian said we are working together for a better future for the people of both the countries. He said during his visit to Pakistan, he discussed further cooperation between the two countries. He said the large number of youth in Pakistan can play an important role in the prosperity of the country. Lin Songtian said CPAFFC will continue to work closely with Pakistan for improving people to people contacts. He expressed the commitment to bring more Pakistanis to China and more Chinese to Pakistan for capacity building of Pakistani youth.
To a question regarding energy needs of Pakistan, he said the use of solar energy as well as other alternative resources will help in meeting the energy needs. China has taken steps to combat pollution and climate change. He said China will help Pakistan to produce carbon-free, cheap electricity to meet its needs. The President CPAFFC said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held important meetings and constructive talks with the Chinese leadership during his recent visit to China. He stressed that the visit of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was very important for cooperation in different sectors.
Lin Songtian said after assuming the charge of presidency of CPAFFC, he is making his first visit to Pakistan. He said the first visit to Pakistan was made because of our close ties and friendship. He said the purpose of his visit is to see what Pakistan needs the most. He said during his stay in Islamabad, he held detailed and meaningful talks with Pakistani leadership regarding bilateral friendship