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China clarifies CPEC does not target any third country

China has again clarified that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is an economic cooperation programme and it does not target any third country.

At a press briefing in Beijing today (Friday), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the CPEC is a multi-billion dollar flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative, and it has been clearly stated on many occasions.
He said both- the BRI and CPEC – have nothing to do with the sovereign and territorial disputes, left over from history between any two countries.
Wang said we are trying to achieve common prosperity through the cooperation under BRI and those issues left over from history must be separated from our efforts in this area.
The Chinese foreign minister announced on the occasion that the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing from April 25th to 27th of this month.
He said a total of thirty seven heads of state or government and other leaders from Pakistan, Austria, Egypt, Italy, Nepal, and Laos will attend the forum.



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