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China to open visa office in Peshawar: Envoy

China to open visa office in Peshawar: Envoy

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ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on May 22, 2019 shows the building of Pakistan-China Friendship center in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on May 22, 2019. China and Pakistan will join hands in building a closer community of shared future in the new era against the backdrop of changing international landscapes, Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing said. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a major pilot project of the China-proposed Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Mari
Peshawar, Sep 20 (IANS) China has decided to open a visa office in Peshawar to further boost economic relations with Pakistan, Beijing's Ambassador to Islamabad Yao Jing said.
Ambassador Yao made the announcement on Thursday while talking to the media during his visit to China Window Centre, a Chinese cultural centre, in Peshawar, reports Dawn news.
Yao also said that the first Small Economic Zone of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in Rashakai would be operational this year. He added that the development will help in poverty alleviation.
About the Kashmir issue, the envoy said that it was an international dispute and any unilateral action to change its special status was not acceptable.
He stressed the need for resolving the dispute through peaceful dialogue and for maintaining peace and stability in the region.
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