Dr. Manzoor Khan Afridi (Expert on CPEC):
China and Pakistan enjoy strong, brotherly and historic relations, especially in defense sector. China is the country that has heavily invested in Pakistan at the time when no other country was ready to invest in Pakistan. The trade volume between the two countries is expected to increase up to 25 billion dollars in next five years. Both the countries are also interested in establishing special economic zones under China Pakistan Economic Corridor project. China has also ensured Pakistan the support to enhance its exports.