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CPEC is national priority for Pakistan government

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Investment, Abdul Razaq Dawood Monday said that during recent visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Pakistan had reassured that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was national priority for the government.
He made these remarks while contradicting a news article published in Financial Times on September 09 saying that it was based on statements taken out of context.
Pakistan rejects the article especially its title “Pakistan rethinks its role in China’s Belt and Road plan”, the Advisor said in a statement issued by the ministry of commerce.
“The statements attributed to me have been taken out of context and distorted. Pakistan-China relations are impregnable and the government’s commitment to CPEC is unwavering,” he remarked.
He clarified that during the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister; the two sides reiterated the “all-weather strategic cooperative partnership” between Pakistan and China and also reaffirmed their commitment to CPEC.
The Advisor said the Chinese side also highlighted the significance of CPEC for both sides.
“There is complete unanimity between the two sides on the future direction of CPEC,” he said.