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Hafeez reassures Chinese investors

Updated April 23, 2019

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The two sides also discussed the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China. ─ File photo courtesy Shahbaz Butt
The two sides also discussed the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China. ─ File photo courtesy Shahbaz Butt

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said the government will facilitate Chinese investors by providing them all possible support to invest in Pakistan.

During a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing on Monday, the finance adviser said the environment for investment is conducive and the Chinese businessmen should benefit from it by exploring opportunities in various sectors.

Both the sides discussed matters of bilateral interest and underscored the need for enhanced collaboration between the two countries in the areas of mutual benefit.

Hafeez said Pakistan highly valued its ties with China, which was a sincere friend and had always supported Pakistan in difficult times.

Appreciating the government policies taken for the revival of economy, the ambassador said the Chinese investors wanted to invest in Pakistan and their confidence had improved.

The adviser reiterated the government’s resolve to continue its support for early execution of various projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The two sides discussed the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China and expressed the hope that the visit would further strengthen the existing multifaceted relations between the two neighbours.

Published in Dawn, April 23rd, 2019