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PM Kakar at Belt and Road Forum: CPEC key to Pakistan’s growth

Beijing, 18 October, 2023(GNP): Caretaker Prime Minister Addresses High-Level Forum on Connectivity in Open Global Economy.

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar is attending the 3rd Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation being held in Beijing.

Addressing the High-Level Forum of BRF titled ‘Connectivity in an Open Global Economy’, the Prime Minister congratulated the Chinese leadership on the successful organisation of the 3rd BRF. He appreciated President Xi’s vision for creating a Global Community with Shared Future and the Belt -and-Road Initiative which holds immense significance for global connectivity, common development and shared prosperity.

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He also extended support to President Xi’s eight point agenda unveiled today. As flagship project of the BRI, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is marking its 10th anniversary.

Prime Minister Kakar highlighted the crucial role of CPEC in generating new economic opportunities in Pakistan. Underscoring its salience for Pakistan’s robust economic development, he endorsed the Chinese proposal for developing CPEC as a corridor of growth, innovation, livelihood, green economy, openness and inclusiveness.

The Prime Minister underlined the need for a united global response to address complex transnational challenges faced by humankind and to prevent backsliding on the gains achieved under UN Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda. He emphasised the urgency of addressing infrastructure gaps in the developing world by investing in transportation, energy and digital economy