ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong called on Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Monday.

During the meeting matters related to the upcoming 10th JCC and Joint Working Group (JWG) meetings and economic cooperation between the two countries came under discussion.

The secretary of the planning department and the chairman of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority were present on the occasion.

The minister expressed satisfaction over the progress and work done by the JWG and said that pace of CPEC projects’ implementation would be accelerated in the weeks and months to come. He said the establishment and operationalisation of the Special Economic Zones is currently among the government’s top priorities.

The SEZs would enable setting up of joint ventures in manufacturing and help integrate enterprises from both sides.

The Chinese ambassador said that the JCC would provide an opportunity to give further boost to bilateral cooperation under the CPEC umbrella. He said the upcoming meeting would also open many new avenues of cooperation.

Published in Dawn, July 13th, 2021

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