CPEC Benefit News
ASHGABAT: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Shairf on Saturday said
peaceful neighborhood had been a corner stone of Pakistan’s foreign policy
and no development could be made without peace and security.
Addressing the two-day Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that regional connectivity and Economic integration
were the key pillars of Pakistan’s foreign policy.
Moreover, Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan was fully committed to its responsibilities as a partner
in regional and Economic integration. He said with projects like CPEC and One
Belt One Road Pakistan has enhanced its geo strategic location into a geo Economic advantage.
He further said CPEC is a package of multiple infrastructure and development projects
and will boost connectivity within the region and integrate China, Central Asia,
South Asia and Middle East. He said that all the central Asian countries can
benefit from the CPEC projects.
PM Nawaz Sharif also said 21st century was the century of connectivity and
without adequate internal and regional communication networks countries
will lag behind in progress.
Prime Minister also said with mutual understanding and collective endeavors we
will be able to deliver on the promise of peace, prosperity and development of our peoples.
Pakistan Ashgabat Agreement
He also announced Pakistan joining of Ashgabat Agreement and Lapis Lazuli Corridor.
PM also hoped that the agreement will prove milestone in achieving the dream of peaceful
co existence through integration of economies, markets and cultures in South Asia,
Central Asia and beyond.
Addressing the conference, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
further said modern transport is helpful in stabilizing global relations at regional and national levels.
He also said turkmenistan is pursuing effective policy for developing the transport
system and has presented two drafts in the General Assembly.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his address also said modern transportation
is imperative for bolstering international relations and overall progress of the global community.