SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD:The foreign minister was addressing a National Conference on the commencement of next phase of the CPEC project at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad today.

“CPEC Plus has been initiated after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s successful visit to China,” said FM Qureshi.

“Beijing is a central pillar of our foreign policy and bilateral ties between both countries were enhanced through CPEC project.”

Qureshi said Islamabad wanted to expand cooperations with Beijing in science, technology and agriculture sectors.

“CPEC is evidence for desires of both countries for regional development, whereas the mega project promotes cooperation in various sectors.”