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Which of the following countries will be the strategic partner of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)?

September 24, 2018

Which of the following countries will be the strategic partner of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)?
1. Kuwait
2. Oman
3. Iran
4. Saudi Arabia

Answer : 4. Saudi Arabia

Explanation :
Saudi Arabia will be the third “strategic partner” of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It was announced after Prime Minister Imran Khan returned from his first foreign trip to the cash-rich kingdom. The CPEC is the flagship project of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which aimed at enhancing Beijing’s influence around the world through China-funded infrastructure projects. The CPEC aims to construct and upgrade the transportation network, energy projects, a deep-water port at Gwadar and special economic zones to eventually support Pakistan’s industrial development as a manufacturing hub by 2030.

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