China, Pakistan ink 51 MoUs

Islamabad: Pakistan and China signed fifty-one agreements and MoUs for cooperation in various fields.

The agreements were signed by the senior officials of both the countries in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and PM Nawaz Sharif, after a series of talks in Islamabad today.

The two leaders announced eight projects to be initiated in Pakistan with the help of China.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Xi also performed ground-breaking of five projects through video link.

The projects are related to energy, infrastructure, agriculture, research and technology, education and various other fields.

President Xi termed PM Nawaz Sharif as a "senior and most veteran statesman." He also admired the reforms introduced in Pakistan by him saying that such reforms were crucial and had a far reaching impact on the progress of the country.

President Xi also appreciated the efforts of PM Nawaz Sharif against eradication of militancy from Pakistan.

During the talks, PM Nawaz Sharif stated that the agreements and MoUs signed for projects in Pakistan have sound financial and technical backing and are being worked upon readily. The Prime Minister repeated the importance of friendly ties between the countries, as it would strengthen both the countries.

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