Chinese Minister Rejects India's Objections To CPEC At A UN Event
A Chinese minister Friday brushed aside Indian concerns over the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it is an economic cooperation project, not related to any third party
UNITED NATIONS, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Oct, 2021 ) :A Chinese minister Friday brushed aside Indian concerns over the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it is an economic cooperation project, not related to any third party.
"It (CPEC) is not related to their (Indian) sovereignty and territorial integrity," Dai Dongchang, China's Minister of Transport, said in response to the objections voiced by an Indian delegate at the virtual briefing on Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Transport for Global Development.
In his introductory remarks China's UN Ambassador, Zhang Jun, said President Xi, who attended the leaders' summit of COP15 (conference of parties) and the opening ceremony of the sustainable transport conference in Kunming, China, had called for putting development on top of global agenda.
Ambassador Akram urged all developed countries to follow the footprints of China, to ensure predictable adequate and concessional finances for developing countries to meet climate goals and the biodiversity targets.
Pakistan has also embarked upon various infrastructure development programmes to enhance regional connectivity, improve the efficiency of transport and trade and logistics.
"Our vision is to provide safe, reliable, affordable, and modern means of communications, which effectively supports the economy, and acts as a catalyst for the socio-economic growth of the country," he said.
Other speakers, including UN Under Secretary-General, LIU Zhenmin, CBD Executive Secretary, Elizabeth Mrema, and Chinese ministers, including Zhao Yingmin, Minister of Ecology and Environment, and Dai Dongchang, Transport Minister.