ISLAMABAD: Beijing and Islamabad have agreed on formation of a joint parliamentary committee for effective oversight and monitoring of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and Chairman of the Chinese National Peoples Congress (NPC) Li Zhanshu took the decision during their virtual meeting on Wednesday and directed secretariats of their respective parliaments to take necessary steps for constitution of the joint parliamentary committee.
The virtual meeting was the first high-level contact between the two presiding officers after the oubreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an official handout issued by the National Assembly Secretariat. It said the proposal regarding constitution of a joint committee had come from Mr Qaiser.
Mr Qaiser and Mr Li agreed that enhanced parliamentary and economic cooperation between the two parliaments would give impetus to the existing bilateral relations. They decided to enhance parliamentary cooperation through interaction at standing committees’ level as well as Parliamentary Friendship Group.
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