Pakistan, China sign different MoUs to enhance bilateral ties
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China on Wednesday signed different Memorandum of Understandings to enhance bilateral relations.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said an MoU signed between the two countries was related to the development of Gwadar Port and to make it a hub of regional trade and connectivity.
While talking to the media at Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, he said under another MoU, to redress water shortage in Gwadar, a desalination plant of 5000 tons of water per day would be set up by China to provide clean water to Gwadar port and the new Gwadar city.
The two countries would enhance cooperation in education sector and in this regard an MoU has been signed with Higher Education Commission for smart classrooms.
Another MoU was inked to improve the lives of disabled people as they would be provided with equipment and chair.
Similarly, both the countries agreed to help each other for narcotics control and China would give equipment to Pakistan for this purpose.
Foreign Minister Qureshi said Pakistan shared its assessment and feedback from the Indian Occupied Kashmir with the Chinese leadership.
He said both the sides also discussed the Afghan peace process.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said China, Russia and other regional countries wanted peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and the development in the region for which Pakistan was playing its role.
The foreign minister said the Chinese leadership had been taken into confidence on all the issues.
Regarding facilities to the Chinese investors and entrepreneurs, he said the CPEC Authority had been established to provide all facilities to them as early as possible.