Pakistan and China’s Guangdong Province to Explore Opportunities for Increased Cooperation

Pakistan and China

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with Meng Fanli, Party Secretary of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee and Deputy Party Secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Committee, in Shenzhen, China.

The prime minister highlighted the deep-rooted ties between Pakistan and China, characterized by frequent leadership-level engagement, people-to-people contacts, and cultural and educational exchanges. He praised the impressive economic growth and innovative spirit of Guangdong province, and described Shenzhen as a trade gateway for China’s business linkages with Pakistan.

Reaffirming the time-honored all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China, both sides agreed on the need to explore opportunities for increased cooperation between Pakistan and Guangdong province, particularly under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The prime minister and Party Secretary Meng emphasized the importance of robust linkages and exchanges between scientists, innovators, and businessmen to fully harness the potential for enhanced partnerships in science and technology, innovation, and trade and economic cooperation.

They also agreed that the Pakistan-China Business Conference, scheduled for Wednesday, could make a significant contribution in this regard.