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Will not join CPEC while access to India is blocked: Ghani

http://nation.com.pk/25-Oct-2017/will-not-join-cpec-while-access-to-india-is-blocked-ghani


2:51 PM, October 25, 2017Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called on Pakistan to end its support to 'insurgent groups' and took a firm stand against joining the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), reported Tolo NewsGhani said he would not join CPEC if Islamabad refused to permit connectivity between India and Afghanistan.The report stated that Ghani also rejected what he termed a “Pakistan-managed” effort to broker peace in Afghanistan. This comes just a week after talks between Pakistan , the US, China and Afghanistan in Oman which were aimed at getting the Taliban to the peace talks tables.The news portal reported that in his speech at the Vivekananda International Foundation think tank in New Delhi, Ghani said Afghanistan was fully capable of concluding a peace process on its own.“Our approach to internal peace is to own it through Afghan government-led processes,” Ghani said. “We w…

The New Silk Road: 8 steps to ensuring China’s $900 billion project is a success

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/10/the-new-silk-road-8-steps-to-ensuring-china-s-900-billion-project-is-a-success/?utm_content=buffera4c08&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=bufferChina’s historic Belt and Road Initiative has the potential to transform the economies of 65 countries along its network.Image: REUTERS/Stringer24 Oct 2017Michael BuehlerHead of Infrastructure & Urban Development, World Economic ForumThorstenJelinekDirector, Taihe InstituteSergio GusmaoSuchodolskiDirector General, Strategy and Partnerships, New Development Bank (NDB)Pedro Rodrigues De AlmeidaMember, B20 Task Force on Financing Growth & Infrastructure, B20 GermanyOlivier M. SchwabHead of Business Engagement - Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum GenevaWhat is the New Silk Road?The Silk Road was the name given in 1877 by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen to the ancient network of trade routes linking China to central and western Asia, India…