Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

11/20/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2023 04:54


In a significant diplomatic development, the Minister of Communication, Maritime Affairs and Railways, Mr. Shahid Ashraf Tarar, held a productive meeting today with the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Jiang Zaidong. The discussions focused on enhancing bilateral cooperation in the realms of transport and communication, with a particular emphasis on advancing the crucial ML-1 project. During the meeting, both parties engaged in constructive dialogue on various topics of mutual interest, affirming the longstanding friendship between Pakistan and China. Minister Mr. Shahid Ashraf Tarar reiterated that the ML-1 project has consistently remained the top priority for the Government of Pakistan, emphasizing the current political will to translate these priorities into tangible on-ground developments. Expressing admiration for the Chinese expertise and participation in the ML-1 project, Minister Mr. Shahid Ashraf Tarar commended the collaborative efforts between the two nations. "We are determined to expedite the implementation of ML-1, and with the political will in place, we are poised to transform plans into action," stated Minister Tarar. Ambassador Jiang Zaidong, representing the Chinese side, highlighted the project's foundation on mutual understanding and underscored its integral role in fostering cooperation and development. "We are fully committed to working with the Pakistani side, and our joint efforts aim to accelerate the realization of the ML-1 project," Ambassador Zaidong affirmed. The meeting concluded with both parties reaffirming their dedication to the successful implementation of the ML-1 project, a symbol of the enduring friendship and strategic partnership between Pakistan and China.