Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan held a sideline meeting with World Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva while on his official visit to China to attend the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
According to media reports, during the meeting Mr. Khan and Mr. Georgieva discussed matters related to mutual interests including financial assistance package for Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Premier during his keynote speech on Friday at the Forum presented five suggestions for the progress, Mr. Khan stated that joint efforts are needed to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change, promote Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) tourism corridors, an anti-corruption office, funds to alleviate poverty and more efforts to further enhance the project collaboration of private sector and other businesses flow of trade and investment.
Furthermore, Khan emphasised that Pakistan-China Economic Corridor (CPEC) is moving successfully into its second phase, and both countries are cooperating with each other in many sectors.
He also acknowledged that Islamabad is catering to many attractive opportunities to the investors and added that his government have planted 5 billion trees in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
Mr. Khan also thanked Beijing for its unconditional support to Islamabad and stated that Pakistan is the first partner of China in this project.