During an exclusive interview with a Pakistani news channel, China’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong highlighted that as CPEC enters Phase II, it will focus on Green Development and ensure even greater people-to-people connectivity between the two countries. He also said that Pakistan and China are iron brothers and their bond is like that of a family. He also highlighted that China wants to exist peacefully with all countries. Ambassador Nong said that he invites all third parties to join CPEC, including Afghanistan. He also expressed concern with regards to ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.