Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pakistan to host third CPEC-Silk Road Forum next year: Mushahid Hussain

By Asim Yasin


ISLAMABAD: Chairman Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed announced Tuesday that the next CPEC/Silk Road Forum, which has been held in the past two years in the city of Karamay in Xinjiang province of China, will have its 3rd international conference in Islamabad in August 2017.
Talking to the media on his return after attending the Silk Road Forum in Karamay where Pakistan had a representation of over 50 persons delegation Senator Mushahid said that the Silk Road Forum organised by the international think tank, Research and Development International (RDI), which is co-chaired from the Chinese side by prominent parliamentary leader, Dr Zhao Baiga and on the Pakistan side by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, organised the last 2 forums in cooperation with the central government of China and the provincial government of Xinjiang, unanimously decided to hold the 3rd forum in Pakistan because CPEC is the pilot and flagship project of the One Belt, One Road initiative of President Xi Jinping.