Pakistan-China friendship invincible in every challenge: PM Imran

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BEIJING (DNA) – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said Pakistan-China friendship is invincible in every challenge.The premier addressed the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing and said Gwadar is turning into a commercial hub. He stated that Pakistan and China are cooperating with each other in many sectors.Imran Khan added that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is moving towards its next phase. The Belt and Road Forum helped Pakistan to reduce its power crisis, he said.

The premier affirmed that Islamabad is providing attractive opportunities to the investors, and told that his government planted five billion trees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Steps must be taken to overcome the climate change, he stressed.

Imran Khan said Pakistan is the first partner of China in this mega project, and thanked Beijing for its unconditional support of Islamabad.

The premier had reached China on Thursday (yesterday) on a four-day official visit to attend the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.

On the sidelines of the Forum, Imran Khan will attend the Leaders Roundtable to be participated by leaders from around thirty-eight countries and will speak in its first session.

He will also hold meetings with several heads of state and government, including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, and corporate and business leaders.

A meeting between Imran Khan and International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde is scheduled to be held on Friday.

Pakistan and China will also sign several Memoranda of Understanding and agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas.

Following the Forum, the prime minister will address a Pakistan Business and Investment Forum on Sunday which will be attended by prominent Pakistani and Chinese businessmen.

The prime minister will also participate in Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition along with President Xi Jinping and other world leaders.