Friday, July 10, 2015

Chinese president welcomes Pakistan's entry into SCO - 07-10-2015 

This year's SCO summit is set to start procedures for granting India and Pakistan full membership. Xi Jinping said China is willing to maintain close cooperation with Pakistan within the SCO framework.
He noted that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is an important component of the Belt and Road Initiative, and that a batch of projects has been officially launched since his visit to Pakistan in April.  Xi Jinping called on the two sides to work closely together to fully implement the project.
Sharif said his country supports China's Belt and Road Initiative, as well as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Silk Road Fund.  He said Pakistan will vigorously participate in the cooperation. While meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Xi Jinping reviewed the past progress in cooperation.  He promised to enlarge all-level exchanges and deepen understanding between the two sides.