Federal Minister for Religious Affairs invited Afghanistan to join CPEC:
Pakistan is inviting neighbor countries to join CPEC. Saudi Arabia has already announced to join CPEC as a third strategic partner, United Arab Emirates (UAE) will also join CPEC in near feature. Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has also invited Afghanistan to join CPEC.
In an interview with The News Chanel, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision is to build the better relationship with all the neighbor countries, specially with Afghanistan.
He said that he met with the Afghan ambassador in Islamabad and offered him to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He also highlighted that if Afghanistan agreed to join CPEC, it would be helpful to aid the economy of the war-torn country.
Noo-ur-Haq Qadri also quoted that during his meeting with Afghan ambassador they discussed bilateral issues. He also said that all facilities would be provided to Afghan citizens travelling to Pakistan.Saudi Arabia Ready To Join CPEC As A Third Strategic Partner:
He also highlighted that Afghanistan would officially announce joining the CPEC soon.
Pakistan offered Afghanistan to build rail and roads inside Afghanistan, due to which Pakistan would be connected to Europe through rail track in Afghanistan.
According to the news source (The News), The minister said Torkham border was regaining its importance as a business hub and would be a new dry port for Afghanistan and other countries.
He said the PTI-led government was aware of the miseries of people in business, shopkeepers and custom clearance agents at Torkham border town.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited Kabul to restore cordial relations with Afghanistan, he added.
Noorul Haq Qadri said the government was working to restore business ties with Afghanistan besides extending free trade with Russia and Europe. “I am optimistic that Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia would soon join CPEC that is in the best interest of Pakistan,” Qadri said.
News Source: The News