by Shafqat Ali
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 3 (Gwadar Pro) – Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yerzhan Kistafin said Thursday afternoon that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will make the whole region a well-connected village.
He was referring to a spiderweb of regional integration and connectivity underway under the banner of the enormous BRI of which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a vital part.
Speaking at a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony, Kazakhstan’s envoy said the BRI brought everything to the door and his country was eager to benefit from it.
Earlier, Pakistan and Kazakhstan signed the MoU to launch an era of research and academics in various areas of commonality.
The agreement was signed between the Policy Research Institute of Islamabad (IPRI) and the Foreign Policy Research Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan at a roundtable held to celebrate the three decades friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries. This agreement will bring together five think tanks in the two countries.
The five-session roundtable was honored by Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yerzhan Kistafin and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan Sajjad Ahmed Seehar.
The Kazakh envoy said his country hopes to deepen bilateral ties in the coming years, while the geoeconomics format has further improved bilateral ties.
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