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Chinese President Xi Jinping says that he hopes to push for substantial progress on the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor during his first visit to Pakistan as Chinese president on Monday and Tuesday.
In a signed article published in Pakistan media, President Xi says the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is at the intersection of the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. It's also an important part of the "One-Belt, One-Road" initiative.
The two countries should focus on the construction of the Corridor, and use Pakistan's Gwadar Port, alongside cooperation in energy, infrastructure and industry, as pillars that will benefit the Pakistani economy and closer economic ties between the two countries.
President Xi says China pursues peace, development and win-win cooperation. He says that proposals on the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, are to improve connectivity with countries along the route, adding that China is willing to work with South Asian countries to boost regional development.