Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said Central Asian States, along with Iran and Turkmenistan have shown interest in China Pakistan Economic Corridor. He was addressing the Pakistan – Italy Investment Business Forum organized by Board of Investment. Terming Pakistan a favorable destination for Investors, Khawaja Asif said CPEC offers great business opportunities in Pakistan. Recounting historical ties with Italy, Defence Minister said Italy has been cooperating with Pakistan in Defence Sector. Khawaja Asif said Pakistan has achieved phenomenal success in ongoing operation Zarb-E-Azb. Dispelling Pakistan’s negative perception in International Media, he said Pakistan is a Peace-Loving Country. On the occasion, Italian Deputy Trade Minister expressed desire to expand cooperation with Pakistan in fields of Energy, Infrastructure and other sectors. He said along with Asia, European countries can also benefit from CPEC.

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