A photo from the launching ceremony of the Sichuan Liaison Office of the China-Pakistan Business Council. — handout
The Sichuan Liaison Office of the China-Pakistan Business Council was launched Saturday to accelerate the integration of Sichuan into the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and promote bilateral economic and trade cooperation.
According to a statement, the event was part of a series of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Pakistan.
“A Pakistan agricultural cooperation promotion meeting and the opening ceremony of the Sichuan liaison office of China-Pakistan business council was held in Chengdu,” it said.
The China-Pakistan Business Council is a bilateral economic and trade exchange mechanism jointly established by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Pakistan Federation of Industry and Commerce, to strengthen bilateral economic and trade cooperation and promote trade, investment and other economic activities between enterprises of both countries, the statement said.
With the official establishment of the liaison office, it will take the initiative to “integrate into the overall situation of national diplomacy in the future and combine the CPEC project and the needs of enterprises in the Sichuan province”, the statement added.