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Friends of Silk Road NGO will be launched on Feb.14

ISLAMABAD (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / NNI - 13th February, 2019) Pakistan-China Institute (PCI), Pakistan's non-governmental organization devoted to Pakistan-China relations and the region, will launch Friends of Silk Road in Pakistan on Feb.14 as a peoples platform bringing together different segments of society, PCI's Chairman, Senator Mushahid HussainSayed, has said.The Friends of Silk Road is a major initiative, and given Pakistan's pivotal role on CPEC as well as our long-standing relationship with China, which is now elevated from All Weather Friendship to being Iron Brothers, he said in Islamabad.Pakistan is the first among the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries to launch the forum which would include local communities, parliamentarians, press, business and opinion leaders, youth and women, professionals and civil society, students and scholars.The forum will provide both a better understanding and information about benefits of the fruits of progress and development offered by the numerous opportunities arising out of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) through the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Mushahid Hussain said.He said thanks to CPEC, there is not only a turnaround in the image of Pakistan but our role is emerging as a major hub of regional connectivity.

He said the region that constitutes Pakistantoday was a part of the ancient Silk Road2000 years ago and today the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the centrepiece of the New Silk Road.Chairman PCI said Friends of Silk Road will be sharing stories, experiences, and examples of progress, development and friendship between the peoples of Pakistan and China, infused with the Spirit of the Silk Road that is driving progress in the 21st century.

Friends of Silk Road will be a major platform to build upon the success of the Belt & RoadInitiative (BRI) and its flagship, CPEC and its broad mandate including promoting awareness about how the BRI through CPEC is changing lives for the better of the people of Pakistan.The activities of Friends of Silk Road would include seminars, conferences and workshops on various aspects of the BRI as well as fact sheets and updates on various projects of CPEC plus share experiences, stories and examples of other countries that are part of the BRI.It will promote the Spirit of Silk Road based on win win cooperation, mutual benefit and people-to-people understanding, strengthening friendship via Corridors, Culture and Connectivity.Mushahid Hussain said CPECrepresents a new height in Pakistan-China strategic ties and ever since ChinesePresident Xi Jinping announced the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, this has emerged as the most significant and developmental initiative of the 21st century.The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) currently involves over 65 countries, comprising 70% of the world's population, 55% of the global GDP and nearly 25%of global trade.

Five trillion U.S. Dollars are expected to be spent for infrastructure in the Belt and RoadInitiative (BRI) countries in the next decade, he said.He said the launch of Friends of Silk Road would be attended by a high-level 14-member Delegation from China led by GAOYunlong, Vice Chairman of the ChinesePeoples Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), which is the upper house of the Chinese Parliament.


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