Several Chinese companies desirous of making investments in Pakistan: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said several Chinese companies are desirous of making investments in Pakistan.

In a statement on Thursday, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Beijing is expected to meet the heads of these companies.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the visit of Prime Minister Imran will promote high-level exchanges between Pakistan and China and help further expand their relations. He said Pakistan’s relations with China have further strengthened.

Meanwhile, National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf says Pakistan and China have a key role of partnership in the stabilization of Afghanistan.

In a video message regarding Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China, he said it would prove a very important visit as the top leadership of the two countries would hold talks on important matters.

Dr Moeed Yusuf said after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it has become critical for Pakistan to stabilize Afghanistan.

He said China wants an extension of the CPEC to Afghanistan, and Pakistan is also in favour of Pakistan. He said he has recently visited Afghanistan, and the Afghan interim government has expressed keenness for it.

The National Security Adviser said the Afghan issue will be discussed during the Prime Minister’s visit to China. He said Pakistan and China would make joint efforts to ensure that terrorism is not carried out from Afghanistan; rather the country becomes an opportunity for trade.

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