The delayed 10th meeting of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) will be held on July 13 (Tuesday).
Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong, while speaking at the concluding session of a conference titled, ‘Pakistan-China At 70: Vision for the Future’, which had been hosted by the Pakistan-China Institute (PCI), said: “I am very happy to brief you that the 10th Joint Cooperation Committee meeting of the CPEC will be held this month.”
JCC is the top decision-making body of CPEC, which usually meets on annual basis. The committee’s sessions are co-chaired by Pakistan’s federal minister of planning, development, and special initiatives and the vice-chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission.
Its last meeting, the ninth in the series, was held in Islamabad in Nov 2019. The 10th meeting has, therefore, been delayed by at least a few months reportedly because of differences over finalisation of the agenda for the meeting and delays in completion of the working group’s meetings.