Shahid Khaqan Abbasi vows to implement, personally supervise CPEC in Pakistan

Newly-appointed Pakistan prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has vowed to implement the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and personally supervise the speedy completion of all projects.

"Beyond CPEC, our economic cooperation will further enhance," said Abbasi at a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong on Thursday night.

File image of Pakistan prime minister Shahid Abbasi. Getty Images

File image of Pakistan prime minister Shahid Abbasi. Getty Images

The ambassador said that during the last four years, the bilateral relationship between China and Pakistan has attained new heights and he expressed belief that such ties will further strengthen under the leadership of Abbasi, reports Xinhua news agency.

During the meeting, Sun conveyed the congratulatory message of Chinese president Xi Jinping to Abbasi on his election.

He said that the Chinese leadership is happy to see the smooth transition in Pakistan and will continue to support the government for the development and prosperity of the country.

On Tuesday, Abbasi, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, was elected prime minister, after he won the National Assembly election with a majority vote, five days after the Supreme Court disqualified his predecessor, Nawaz Sharif.

Updated Date: Aug 04, 2017 10:56 AM

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