BEIJING: China on Tuesday expressed confidence that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be implemented by the new government in Pakistan after the country's general election.

Asked whether China was worried about CPEC's future after Wednesday's Pakistan polls, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said here that "the CPEC is a framework for strategic cooperation with eyes on long term development of the two countries".

"It will help Pakistan develop and elevate cooperation between the two sides," he said.

Geng said "the corridor has played an important role in advancing the social and economic development of Pakistan. It enjoys the full support of Pakistani people and the government." "We believe the construction of CPEC will move forward according to the consensus reached by the two sides and will not be affected by other factors," he said.

"At present, the China-Pakistan all weather strategic partnership is developing with sound momentum. We will work with the new administration to deepen our practical cooperation and strengthen comprehensive strategic partnership," he said.