China rejects criticism over nuclear cooperation with Pakistan


Islamabad: Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong has termed the reservations of certain countries about Chinese nuclear cooperation with Pakistan as baseless and said it is within International Atomic Energy Agency framework.

Talking to journalists here Friday‚ he said objective of Chinese cooperation with Pakistan in nuclear sector is to address Pakistan’s energy crisis. He said this cooperation will help boost Pakistan’s economy.

Regarding Pakistan-China Economic Corridor‚ the Ambassador said it is a long-term project‚ however‚ both the countries are committed to enjoy the early fruits of it between five to seven years.

He said China will prefer to carry out its trade through Gwadar Port. He said for early completion of the corridor‚ construction of motorways‚ Karakorum Highway and development of other infrastructure is significant.

Sun Weidong said Pakistan and China enjoy long-lasting and cordial ties and both the countries have a key role to move forward on the economic corridor project.

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