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Former Pakistan PM praises China friendship

By Li Xiang in Boao, Hainan | | Updated: 2017-03-25 17:21

The relationship between China and Pakistan has stood the test of time and the two countries are looking to deepen that relationship through the Belt and Road Initiative, said former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz.

Aziz said the two countries have maintained a close friendship based on mutual respect, peace and harmony and the relationship is not against any third country.

The two countries already have cooperated closely on multiple infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road Initiative and will on more projects that will take place in the future, Aziz said on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province.

The former prime minister said the Belt and Road Initiative has strengthened the links between China and Pakistan in the areas of telecommunication, transport and digitalization.

Aziz also expressed high expectations of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who he sees as a "great leader" and "man of peace" who is doing what it takes to move China forward.

Video recording and editing: Huang Zeyuan

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