“Belt and Road Initiative” Creates Opportunities for Global Cooperation – Interview with Pakistani President Arif Alvi

2023 is the 10th anniversary of the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” initiative. In the past few years, the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” has progressed steadily. Among them, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in Pakistan, as a landmark project of the “Belt and Road”, has injected strong impetus into the local economic and social development. Recently, Pakistani President Arif Alvi said in a joint interview with Chinese media in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, that China’s development experience has very important reference significance for Pakistan, and the “Belt and Road” initiative is constantly creating opportunities for global cooperation.

  Alvi said that during the talks with Chinese leaders, he realized that when planning economic and social development, we must proceed from the national conditions of the country. China is a successful example of this approach. Alvi found that Chinese leaders have a lot of experience in working with the people at the grassroots level, and he also mentioned that China’s poverty reduction work left a deep impression on him. The above successful experiences are worth learning from other countries, including Pakistan.

  Alvi believes that the “Belt and Road” initiative proposed by China provides a Chinese solution for improving global governance and brings huge opportunities for cooperation to the world. “The Communist Party of China adheres to sustainable development, and on the basis of promoting regional prosperity and development, strengthens international cooperation and promotes common development.” Alvi said that ten years ago, China’s “Belt and Road” initiative was very successful. Circulation has brought huge opportunities for cooperation and made the world realize that cooperative development is conducive to coping with global challenges. The global development initiative and global security initiative put forward by China are of great significance to regional peace and even world peace. Alvi said that Pakistan, like China, looks forward to global cooperation and peace. In 2023, Pakistan looks forward to further strengthening business ties with China.

  Alvi said that the Chinese-style modernization path has very valuable reference significance for all countries in the world, and Pakistan is no exception. Pakistan hopes to continue to deepen cooperation with China, jointly promote the construction of key projects in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor such as Gwadar Port, and focus on Pakistan’s future economic growth points such as the information technology industry and special economic zones.

  Alvi said that the relationship between Pakistan and China has always been deepening, and the relationship between Pakistan and China is higher than the sky and deeper than the sea. As the Chinese Spring Festival in 2023 is approaching, he expressed his New Year greetings and greetings to all Chinese people on behalf of Pakistan: “I wish the Chinese people a happy Spring Festival! I hope that the cooperation and friendship between the Pakistani people and Chinese brothers will grow stronger year by year.” (Economic Daily reporter Shi Puhao in Islamabad)