Islamabad:By,ABID SIDDIQUE CHAUDHRY
The newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Nong Rong called on Chairman Board of Investment (BOI), Mr. Atif R. Bokhari here at Islamabad. Secretary BOI, Ms. Fareena Mazhar and Project Director CPEC-IC Mr. Asim Ayub were also present on the occasion.
During the meeting, Chairman BOI & Ambassador Nong Rong discussed matters of mutual interest particularly Industrial Cooperation under CPEC. Chairman BOI expressed that both Governments are working together to make the 2nd phase of CPEC fruitful by attracting quality FDI.
Chairman BOI apprised the Chinese Ambassador of the Draft Framework Agreement on Industrial Cooperation (IC) under CPEC. H.E Ambassador Nong Rong expressed that he gives utmost importance to the “Draft Framework Agreement” & will push it forward to the relevant departments in China.
Chairman BOI stated that Pakistan & China have a future together & there is immense potential for people to people (P2P) linkages.
After effective Govt to Govt (G2G) cooperation, both countries need to embark on a journey of effective Business to Business (B2B) collaboration.
Both sides dispelled the common misperception that CPEC SEZs in Pakistan are limited to Chinese companies only. It was stressed that SEZs & other industrial cooperation ventures under CPEC are open to third party participation & that companies and investors from all countries are welcome.