Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is aimed at facilitating regional friendly cooperation and connectivity.
The ambassador made the remarks on Monday at the third CPEC media forum jointly organized by the Chinese Embassy and the Pakistan-China Institute.
CPEC has increasingly showed its impacts and bright future in the region and it will not only bring benefits to the Pakistani people, but also will improve the development of the entire region, Yao said.
The ambassador said the Chinese Embassy is expecting to enhance its interaction with the Pakistani news outlets as media plays an important role in enhancing understanding between the two countries and their peoples, as well as bilateral relations.
He believed that with further cooperation between China and Pakistan on the mage-project, which is a significant part of China-Pakistan friendship, the Pakistani people and media will further understand and be more supportive of CPEC.
For his part, Mushahid Hussain, chairman of the Pakistan-China Institute, said infrastructure construction, energy supply and development of the Gwadar port under CPEC have already become the new pillars for Pakistan-China friendship in a new era, adding that CPEC will facilitate the solidarity of Pakistan and will be a major driving force to Pakistan's prosperity.
At the day-long forum, representatives from both Chinese and Pakistani media and academia discussed issues of culture and information exchanges and cooperation between the two sides' news outlets.