While addressing the inaugural session of the 7th meeting of Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) on CPEC in Islamabad, the secretary planning expressed satisfaction on the performance of Joint Working Groups who were putting into sincere efforts in a diligent way.
Among others, senior government officials, members of the Joint Working Groups (JWG) on Ling Term Plan, Energy, Infrastructure, Gwadar, Industrial Cooperation and Security from China and Pakistan, Secretary to the Prime Minister Fawad Hassan Fawad, federal secretaries of the line ministries, chairman Gwadar Development Authority, Chairman Gwadar Port Authority and representatives of the provincial governments were present on the occasion.
Shoaib Siddique stated that successful execution of the ongoing projects by now shows strong commitment and resolve of both China and Pakistan to execute every single project under the CPEC framework in its letter and spirit.
China and Pakistan were time-tested and all-weather friends since decades, he said adding that the friendship was further transformed into iron brotherhood and economic partnership while both signed the CPEC framework which took this friendship to the new heights.
He maintained that CPEC was a project of shared destiny and framework offering equal opportunities to the people of China and Pakistan.
The secretary planning maintained that Pakistani people as a nation and the government attached great value to the commitment of Chinese leadership and the people for bringing a huge investment of US$46 billion which encouraged the global investors to take Pakistan as their investment destination.
These proposals would be tabled in the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) on November 21 for final acceptance and formal approval to make those part of the CPEC framework.