China set to export high-speed train technology to Pakistan

— First batch of 46 train carriages to be shipped to Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: China is all set to export technology for a 160 km/h high-speed railway train to Pakistan.

The first batch of 46 train carriages has been loaded and will be shipped on Nov. 3. Parts for another 184 carriages will be delivered to Pakistan to assemble, the report said, adding this is the first time China has exported the technology, China’s state broadcaster CCTV said on Wednesday.

China and Pakistan should move forward more effectively with the construction of their economic corridor, as well as accelerate the construction of infrastructure for the Gwadar Sea Port, the state media reported.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Xi Jinping met earlier today and agreed to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The two leaders met at the People’s Great Hall of China and talked about broad-based cooperation in the economy and investment besides exchanging views on regional and global developments.

Shehbaz and Xi also discussed the need to further promote the ‘all-weather strategic cooperation partnership’ between the two nations.

PM Shehbaz is expected to spend a busy day in Beijing today. He will meet Premier Li Keqiang and is likely to meet with Chinese investors and Pakistani businessmen.

The Pakistani premier landed in Beijing on Tuesday on a two-day official visit to meet Chinese leadership and review the “all-weather strategic cooperation partnership” and discuss regional and global developments.

On his arrival at the Beijing airport, the senior Chinese officials warmly received the prime minister who was heading a high-level delegation.

The premier is among the first leaders to visit China following the historic 20th National Congress of the Communist Party (CPC) of China that elected Xi Jinping as general secretary of the party.

Mian Abrar
Mian Abrar
The writer heads Pakistan Today's Islamabad Bureau. He has a special focus on counter-terrorism and inter-state relations in Asia, Asia Pacific and South East Asia regions. He tweets as @mian_abrar and also can be reached at [email protected]

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