ISLAMABAD – China Pakistan To Sign MoUs Under CPEC. Pakistan will sign Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with China for the establishment of two new joint working groups for agriculture and science & technology under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC).
According to details, the signing will take place during President Arif Alvi’s visit to China tomorrow. Meanwhile, federal minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar announced this in a series of tweets on Monday. “This is part of the broadening of CPEC from the first phase. Which was mainly infrastructure to a much broader economic partnership,” said Umar in a tweet.
The Federal Minister added that the MoU states that the governments of China and Pakistan believe that CPEC has “entered a new stage of enrichment & expansion with increasing cooperation areas, expanding cooperation scale and growing cooperation projects.”
Meanwhile, Asad Umar will leave for China today alongside President Dr. Arif Alvi and Foreign Minister on a two-day official visit on the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. During the visit, the President will meet with Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders. A number of MoUs will be sign.
This will be President Alvi’s first visit to China. It is aimed at conveying strong support and solidarity of Pakistan to the government and people of China while Beijing is resolutely engaged in efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.