Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says peaceful coexistence among the nations is imperative for progress and prosperity. He was addressing the first silk road international cultural expo in Gansu province of china. The minister said cultural exchanges among the world countries pave the way for economic development. The linkage among the countries along the silk road will lead to economic progress there. He said Pakistan will play as a bridge between Asia, Europe, and the African regions. Pervaiz Rashid said China-Pakistan economic corridor will bring prosperity not only to Pakistan and china but the other parts of the region as well. On the conclusion of the expo, the participants adopted an declaration, vowing to turn the silk road into a road of peace.