President Xi Jinping reaffirms China’s unwavering support for Pakistan

12:28 PM | 1 Aug, 2023
President Xi Jinping reaffirms China’s unwavering support for Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD – Chinese President Xi Jinping has reaffirmed China’s unwavering support for Pakistan, assuring that regardless of changes in the international landscape, China will stand firmly by Pakistan’s side.

He conveyed this message during a congratulatory event celebrating a decade of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Islamabad, attended by Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng, who is on a three-day visit to Pakistan.

President Xi emphasized the significance of the bilateral ties and pledged to enhance overall planning and expand cooperation between both nations. He highlighted that CPEC is a crucial pioneering project of the Belt and Road cooperation and expressed China’s commitment to collaborate with Pakistan in making CPEC a model of high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, aiming for sustainable and livelihood-enhancing outcomes.

Since its inception in 2013, CPEC has made remarkable progress, achieved early harvests, and contributed to Pakistan’s economic and social development while laying the groundwork for regional connectivity and integration. President Xi underscored that this project serves as a testament to the enduring friendship between China and Pakistan and provides a strong foundation for building an even closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future.

President Xi assured that China and Pakistan will continue to work together hand in hand, strengthen their ironclad friendship, coordinate development and security, and deepen cooperation on higher standards and broader scopes. The goal is to elevate the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership to new heights, further contributing to peace, prosperity, and development in both countries and the broader region.

During the event, the two nations signed six agreements and memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to promote bilateral cooperation. These agreements covered various areas, including the joint cooperation committee of CPEC, establishing an experts’ exchange mechanism within the framework of CPEC, exporting dried Chillies from Pakistan to China, realigning the Karakoram Highway Phase II project feasibility study, an Industrial Workers’ Exchange Program, and the promotion of the strategic ML-1 project. These agreements further solidify the ties between China and Pakistan and pave the way for mutually beneficial collaboration in multiple domains.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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