Islamabad - Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed has said that the visit of President Xi Jinping would be a game-changer for Pakistan-China relations, as it would give a concrete shape to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with implementation of projects in energy, economy and infrastructure.

Mushahid stated during a briefing to Chinese media after the signing ceremony of an MoU between the Pakistan-China Institute Islamabad and the China World Peace Foundation, a prominent Chinese NGO, led by its Chairman Dr Li Ruo Hong here on Sunday. The MoU seeks to promote cooperation on such areas as culture, environment and regional connectivity.

He welcomed the proposal of President Xi Jinping for holding a conference for dialogue among Asian civilisations for promoting dialogue amongst communities, youth, media and think tanks.

Senator Mushahid also told the Chinese journalists, “Today our relations with China is one of factors for strengthening the federation and national unity, since there is a broad across-the-board consensus on this special relationship among all segments of Pakistani society and these ties are seen as a source of strength for Pakistan’s security and stability plus prosperity for all the provinces.”

The Chinese President’s proposal came during his speech to the Baoa Forum on Saturday last. In his speech, President Xi Jinping also referred to the Indus Valley Civilisation as among the key Asian Civilisations, which Senator Mushahid told the Chinese journalists was a reference to present-day Pakistan, along with other Asian civilisations along the Yellow River, the Ganges and the Euphrates.