Pakistan PM Offers To Connect CPEC With Shanghai Approved Routes

Islamabad:  Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday expressed his country’s support for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) connectivity initiatives and offered to connect the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with SCO’s six approved routes.

The connection is expected to greatly enhance their vitality to become a conduit for linking Eurasian landmass, China, Russia and Central Asia with the Arabian Sea, said the Prime Minister. 

Mr Abbasi made the remarks when talking to visiting Secretary General of SCO Rashid Alimov in Islamabad, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

This is the first visit of SCO secretary general after Pakistan gained full membership of SCO.

The Prime Minister also expressed support for various SCO initiatives including the establishment of SCO Development Bank, SCO Development Fund, SCO Business Council, SCO Inter-bank Consortium and SCO’s initiative on Small and Medium Enterprises.

He also expressed support for…

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