CPEC cooperation during COVID-19 has been exemplary: President Alvi
President Arif Alvi in an interview with the China Media Group lauded Pakistan-China cooperation during COVID-19 and said that it has achieved remarkable progress during this time. He lauded China’s containment of the pandemic and termed it a model for others to follow. Moreover, he said that his visit in March to China was an acknowledgment of the fact that China had successfully contained the spread of the virus. While speaking about the COVID-19 vaccine, he said that Chinese leadership would strive for non-commercial provision of the vaccine. The first phase of CPEC focussed on energy and infrastructure while the second phase would initiate an era of industrialization and help in fighting poverty. He also lauded the role of China in developing Gwadar port which is opening new avenues of connectivity in the region.