In his message on Saturday, the chief minister said Pakistan is the first country in the world which recognised the People's Republic of China as an independent and sovereign country and the friendship between both countries has become a matter of pride.
"No one can obstruct the progress of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor", he told China Global Television Network, adding that both sides will ensure its completion. He said the Pak-China friendship has touched new heights due to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and 60 billion dollar Chinese investment in Pakistan is proof of this strong friendship.
Ahsan Iqbal said China and Pakistan had agreed to strengthen anti-terrorism and security cooperation along CPEC in this month.
Iqbal also appreciated Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the Interpol conference. He said regional connectivity and cooperation under CPEC would benefit the neighboring countries.
Ahsan Iqbal said CPEC has entered the phase where its fruits and dividends are beginning to be visible.