BRI will make the whole region a well-connected village: Kazakhstan envoy
by Shafqat Ali
ISLAMABAD, Dec 3 (Gwadar Pro) - Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Pakistan Yerzhan Kistafin said on Thursday afternoon that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will make the whole region a well-connected village.
He was referring to a cobweb of regional integration and connectivity underway under the banner of the enormous BRI of which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a vital part.
Speaking at a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the Kazakhstan envoy said BRI was bringing everything to the doorstep and his country was looking forward to benefiting from it.
Earlier, Pakistan and Kazakhstan signed the MoU to kick-start an era of research and academics in various fields of commonalities.
The agreement was signed between the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and the Foreign Policy Research Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan at a roundtable, organised to celebrate the three decades of congenial and cooperative relations between the two countries. This agreement will bring together five think tanks in both countries.
The roundtable spreading over five sessions was graced by Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yerzhan Kistafin and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan Sajjad Ahmed Seehar.
The Kazakh envoy maintained that his country looked forward to deepening bilateral relations in the years to come, while the format of geoeconomics has further improved the bilateral relations.
This article originally appeared on Gwadar Pro.