China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to benefit Eurasia: Pakistani Foreign Secretary

Updated 2016-12-28 09:23:14 Xinhua

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is beneficial not only to the two countries, but to the whole of the Eurasia, including Russia, Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry was quoted as saying in Moscow Tuesday.

"We are all very excited about the opportunities that are likely to come out of the project. The construction has started in many areas and it will provide enormous opportunities for Eurasia, including Russia," Chaudhry, who was in Moscow for a trilateral consultations among Russia, China and Pakistan, was quoted as saying by the RIA Novosti news agency.

During Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Pakistan in May 2013, Beijing and Islamabad agreed to build an economic corridor connecting Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to the southwestern Pakistani port of Gwadar.

The CPEC is a part of China's Belt and Road Initiative which aims at optimizing regional resources and enhancing connectivity between involving countries so as to achieve common development.

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