Resetting Pakistan-China Relations and Reviving CPEC


Pakistan and China have reset the bilateral relationship, particularly, economic cooperation after a year of economic slowdown in Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan recently visited Beijing on the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. It provided leadership of both countries an opportunity to exchange views on emerging regional and international situation, review entire gamut of bilateral relations, and explore avenues for cooperation under the second phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework. Visit was significant due to agenda, timing and associated symbolism. Notably, it was third visit of PM Khan to China in less than a year.  First took place in November, 2018, when leadership of both countries took stock of the state of the relationship and progress under CPEC. That visit then had taken place three months after Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) formed government in August 2018. Read More


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