China willing to inject new impetus into relations with Pakistan for another seven decades: Nong Rong


The Ambassador of China Nong Rong has stated that over the past 70 years, China-Pakistan relations have developed into an outstanding model of relations between countries with different social systems, histories and cultures.

China is willing to work with Pakistan to implement the consensus of the leaders of both countries, carry forward the traditions of China-Pakistan relations, deepen strategic mutual trust, enhance pragmatic cooperation and continue to inject new impetus into China-Pakistan friendship for another seven decades.

The Ambassador gave the above remarks at a conference with the theme of 70 Years China-Pakistan Friendship “All-Weather Strategic Partnership in the New Era” held by the National Institute of International Strategy (NIIS), CASS and Understanding China Forum, Pakistan (UCF).

The online conference was attended and featured with speeches by Mr. Imtiaz Gul, Head, Center for Research and Security Studies Islamabad, Prof. Li Li, Director, Institute of South Asia Studies, Tsinghua University, Mr. Salim Saafi, Senior Journalist/Columnist, Dr. Wang Shida, Director, Institute of South Asia Studies, Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), Professor Wang Xu, Executive Director, Centre for South Asian Studies in Peking University.

The conference includes two sessions: 70 years of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations and the current situation in Afghanistan and its impact on Pakistan and China.

The ambassador pointed out that “As President Xi Jinping told Prime Minister Imran Khan during the recent phone call, the world is undergoing profound changes and unseen in a century with more sources of turbulence and risks around the world.

Under the new circumstances, the two countries should stand together even more firmly and push forward the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between both sides.

China and Pakistan should maintain close strategic communication, enhance the sharing of governance experience.” Ambassador Nong further noted.

Nong also called on China and Pakistan to work together to set an example for implementing the GDI, to safeguard international fairness and justice to improve global governance and to jointly promote the building of a community with a shared future.

Chairing the session, Prof. Ye Hailin, DDG of Bureau of International Cooperation, CASS and Dr. Fazal ur Rehman, Executive Director, UCF, pointed out that against the backdrop of unprecedented changes in a century, the Asia-Pacific region where China and Pakistan are located is undergoing earth-shaking changes.

Ambassador (R) Inamul Haque, Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan, underlined that with the passage of time, Pak-China relations have continued to grow stronger.

Pak-China relations today stand as a shining example of stability, solidarity and mutual respect in an uncertain and turbulent regional and international situation.

Professor Rong Ying, Vice President, China Institute of International Studies mentioned that, “to further strengthen the Pak-China all-weather partnership and build a closer community with a shared future.

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