He was talking to a delegation of M/s China International Council, headed by Song Wei Dong, its Secretary General, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The President expressed satisfaction over the progress of work on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
He appreciated the efforts of various Chinese ministries and institutions for their commitment in implementing the different projects under the umbrella of CPEC.
The President noted that the economic corridor will provide a link to deliver goods to the international markets through the Gwadar Port and generate robust business and industrial activities not only in Pakistan and China but also in the whole region.
He stated CPEC would also be a gateway to regional and middle-eastern countries, adding, that the completion of CPEC will bring about prosperity, not just in Pakistan and China but the entire region.
The President said the people of Pakistan and history will always remember and acknowledge the contribution of Chinese workers, engineers and professionals who are involved in the completion of CPEC and other allied projects exactly in the same manner as they have affection and respect for those Chinese engineers and workers who took part in the construction of Karakoram Highway.
Song Wei Dong, Secretary General of China International thanked the President and the people of Pakistan for their warm feelings and hospitality and said all Chinese consider Pakistan as their second home.
The President wished the delegation a fruitful and productive stay in Pakistan.
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