Islamabad - Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Monday said that integrated cooperation between the two countries in the fields of media and culture could play a crucial role in successful implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects.

The newly-appointed Chinese envoy in Islamabad while addressing the third CPEC forum said that the CPEC had become an important element of Pak-China friendship and its success would be greatly depending upon dissemination of positive news regarding the initiative by media persons from both countries.

The forum was organised by Pakistan-China Institute in collaboration with Chinese Embassy in Pakistan. The event aimed at focusing on promoting information and cultural corridor through the media to support and supplement CPEC projects. Yao Jing said that the CPEC was not only meant for a strategy to boost cooperation between the two countries but it would also play an important role in bringing prosperity and socio-economic development to the entire region.

Chairman Parliamentary Committee on CPEC Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said that the Belt and Road initiative by China was the most important project of 21st century which would connect over 65 countries from Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe. He said that the CPEC was flagship project of the Belt and Road initiative and it had become a symbol of national unity within Pakistan.

The media forum, he said, would help enhance cooperation and contacts in information and cultural sectors of the two countries.