Pakistan proposes CPEC to be a trilateral project

Recently, Pakistan proposed to China that the CPEC project should be a trilateral project enhancing cooperation with Turkey. Pakistan’s Federal minister of planning and development Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistani premier proposed of making Turkey an integral part in the CPEC project so that China, Pakistan and Turkey can benefit from it and in turn strengthen ties among them. The minister also said that China and Pakistan are not against in letting another country in the CPEC project as the project is not limited to a single state and it affects a larger region and will have a lasting prosperous effect on those working upon it.