Speaking to the Chinese foreign minister in Islamabad, Sharif expressed his resolve to further deepen and diversify relations with China.

Sharif said implementation of the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor project would lead to a new era of progress and development not only in Pakistan but the entire region.

He said the project would also promote trade and enhance regional affinity.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Pakistan Friday for a two-day visit to hold bilateral talks, promote economic and trade  cooperation and discuss the regional situation with the Pakistani leadership.

Pakistan and China also reiterated their resolve to give new boost to their existing ties and further deepen their cooperation in various sectors for the benefit of both countries.

The announcement was made on Thursday by the Chinese minister and Aziz during a joint news conference.

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