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New Islamabad airport to be named Xi Jinping airport

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Soumya, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Soumya

    Soumya Major STAR MEMBER

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    As relations between China and Pakistan continue to grow stronger, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to honour the Chinese president by naming the new Islamabad airport after him.

    “The new Islamabad airport will be named after Chinese President Xi Jinping,” sources privy to the development told The Express Tribune. The airport will now be called Xi Jinping airport, he added.

    The decision came during a high-level meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders in Islamabad.

    The decision has been taken to cement and further strengthen Pak-China ties, the source added. “To celebrate 66 years of friendship between the two countries and as a token of appreciation for the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the premier has decided to honour the Chinese president,” the source further said. Pakistan and China have inked a $57 billion project involving energy, road and rail infrastructure.

    The premier has taken the decision after consultation with senior party leaders, a senior party leader added. The decision comes as Pakistan has voiced serious concerns over growing strategic partnership between India and the United States.

    “Party leaders believe that naming Islamabad airport after the Chinese president is a great gesture,” the party leader further said.

    The new Islamabad Airport in Islamabad will be ready for operations by late July. The facility will then be inaugurated by the prime minister on August 14. “The Chinese president and his wife will also be invited to the inauguration ceremony,” the source said.

    Following the decision, Google maps has also changed the name of the airport.

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    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1369701/new-islamabad-airport-named-xi-jinping-airport/

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