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Afghanistan desires role in CPEC, says Afghan envoy Dr Zakhilwal

Ambassador of Afghanistan Dr. Zakhilwal

Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Zakhilwal on Friday said Kabul absolutely supports China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and wants to become a part of the project. Dr Omer Zakhilwal, while talking to media in Islamabad, said “the CPEC was a great project that was equally relevant to Afghanistan like Pakistan, and anything that will be good for Pakistan will be good for the entire region.” The Afghan envoy asserted that the people of Afghanistan were “thirsty for development” and wanted to see their homeland prosper. “I think CPEC is not limited to Pakistan,Read More


China says willing to discuss ‘possibilities’ with India on nuclear group

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BEIJING: China is willing to discuss “possibilities” with India on its bid to become a fully fledged member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, holding out an olive branch ahead of a summit in India. India last month said it had held “substantive” talks with China on its attempt to join the NSG, a 48-member grouping of countries that trades in civil nuclear technology. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is campaigning to join the NSG to back a multi-billion-dollar drive to build nuclearRead More


Brahmaputra dam not to affect India, says China

Brahmaputra dam not to affect India, says China

China on Saturday sought to allay Indian apprehensions over the construction of a dam on the Brahmaputra river, saying there would be no negative impact on areas downstream, Indian media reported. Earlier this month, China blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra river as part of a major hydroelectric project whose construction began in 2014, days after reports that India was considering expediting hydropower projects on the Indus river in order to put pressure on Pakistan. China’s move was seen as a warning to New Delhi against moving too far in theRead More


Afghanistan receives military equipment from China

China military equipment to Afghanistan

KABUL, July 03 (DNA): Afghanistan received military equipment from China on Sunday months after Beijing announced expanded military aid to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). The Office of the National Security Adviser said the military aid by China was received by National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar. A cargo plane loaded with the military aid including transport vehicles and other military equipment landed in Kabul’s Military Airport today. China’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Yao Jing was also present during the hand over of the military aid to Afghanistan.Read More


Minister terms CPEC a model of economic cooperation for world to follow

Kunming: 13th June - Federal Minister for Commerce, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan addressing the 
gathering at the International Production Capacity Cooperation Forum of the 4th China-South Asia 
Exposition in Kunming, China on Monday. - DNA Photo

KUNMING, 13 JUNE, (DNA) – Pakistan’s Minister of Commerce Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan has expressed confidence that CPEC will establish a new model, set new parameters, standards and criterion for the rest of the world to follow in terms of bilateral, regional and international economic cooperation. He made these remarks during the International Production Capacity Cooperation Forum, organized on the sidelines of the 4th China-South Asia Expo in Kunming, China, on the theme “Deepen the cooperation and Share the joint development .” ?In his speech, the Minister of Commerce saidRead More


China-South Asia Expo opened in Kunming

Kunming, China: 12th June - Leaders of South and Southeast Asian countries formally inaugurating the
4th China-South Asia Exposition, on Sunday. DNA Photo

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti in Kunming KUNMING, JUNE 12 (DNA) — The 4th China-South Asia Expo, aimed at boosting cooperation and development of the region, kicked off Sunday in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir and Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussian also attended the opening ceremony. Wang Yang, the member of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee and Vice-Premier of China’s State Council, attended the expo. Some state leaders from South-east Asian and South Asian countries also attendedRead More