CPEC to provide great benefit to Afghanistan, Central Asian countries: Pakistani president

2021-01-16 00:36:09 GMT2021-01-16 08:36:09(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani President Arif Alvi said on Friday that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will benefit Afghanistan and Central Asian countries by enhancing connectivity of the region, according to the president office.

Presiding a meeting regarding development activities at the Gwadar port, the president said that the land-locked countries can tap on the potential of the deep sea port to connect to the world, a statement issued by the president office said.

The president added that the Gwadar port will help make Pakistan the hub of transit trade in the region.

Talking about benefits of CPEC for the country's southwest Balochistan province where the Gwadar port is located, the president said that CPEC will create ample employment opportunities for the people of Balochistan, resulting in their socio-economic prosperity.

The meeting was also attended by the chairman of CPEC Authority and the advisor to the country's prime minister on commerce and trade. Enditem