Lahore: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi while meeting Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif in Islamabad, on Saturday said that his country will continue playing its role for development and progress in Pakistan.
Wang Yi said China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC) was important to bring about peace and prosperity in the region.
He said both the countries want to promote trade and industry. He praised the efforts of Shahbaz Sharif for good governance, speedy progress and economic stability in Punjab.
The Chief Minister said friendship between the two countries has been converted into economic cooperation, and the two countries hold identical opinion on regional and international matters.
He said a new era of development and progress has begun in Pakistan as projects of CPEC start operating.
Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also held delegation-level talks in Islamabad and discussed bilateral issues and regional situation.