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CPEC will be extended to Afghanistan, says China

CPEC will be extended to Afghanistan, says China

Sep 11, 2018 - 09:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The $50 billion China-Pakistaninfo-icon Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be extended to Afghanistaninfo-icon, the foreign ministry in Beijing said on Monday.

Islamabad and Beijing reached an agreement on CPEC extension to the war-torn country during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s recent visit to Pakistan.

China’s top diplomat visited Pakistan from September 7 to 9 and held talks with leaders of the new government including Foreign Ministry Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a media briefing in Beijing the two sides had agreed on westward expansion of CPEC to enable more people to benefit from the project.


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