Chinese vice premier to attend CPEC's 10th anniversary celebration

Special Representative of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Vice Premier of the State Council He Lifeng will travel to Pakistan to attend a celebration event for the 10th anniversary of the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and meet with the leaders of Pakistan, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) proposed by China, and also the 10th anniversary of the launch of the CPEC, the spokesperson noted.

Over the past decade, as an important pioneering project of the BRI, the CPEC has achieved fruitful results and become a new benchmark for the friendship between China and Pakistan, the spokesperson added.

Noting China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic cooperative partners and iron-clad friends, the spokesperson said China hopes that this visit will be an opportunity for both sides to jointly implement the important consensus between leaders of the two countries, renew the traditional friendship, build on past achievements and upgrade the development of the CPEC, consolidate and deepen the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, advance the building of an even closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era and contribute to the development and prosperity of the region and beyond.

(Cover: A file photo of Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng. /Xinhua)

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