China News Service, Beijing, January 20 (Reporter Li Jingze) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the 20th that relevant media reports said that "the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has not signed any new agreement in the past three and a half years. project", this is pure fake news.
A reporter asked a question. It is reported that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has slowed down significantly in the past three and a half years, and no new projects have been approved under this framework. Can the spokesperson confirm this statement?
"My colleagues and I have repeatedly introduced the positive progress made by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor." Zhao Lijian emphasized that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as an important pilot project of the "Belt and Road", adheres to the principles of extensive consultation, joint construction and sharing.
The corridor went against the trend during the epidemic, which has effectively promoted the economic development of Pakistan and the improvement of people's livelihood, and has been highly recognized by all walks of life in Pakistan.
"Recently, we have also seen comments from the Pakistani President, Prime Minister, as well as relevant officials and the media, all affirming the positive progress made by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor," he said.
Zhao Lijian said that the relevant media reports that "the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has not signed any new projects in the past three and a half years" are purely false news.
"What I can tell you is that under the framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a new agricultural working group, an information technology working group and a science and technology working group have been established. A very good result." (End)Keywords: