Friendship between China, Pakistan to grow stronger with passage of time: Sun Weidong


Mohammad Arshad

Outgoing Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong, Thursday, said that both China and Pakistan would continue supporting each other on international and regional issues and their friendship would grow stronger with the passage of time. In a farewell call on Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq here, Ambassador Sun Weidong narrated historical facts of the Pak-China relations and said that these relations were durable, time tested and beyond the effects of politics and economics.
He also expressed his gratitude to Speaker for his views and said that during his stay in Pakistan, he has found Pakistanis friendly, peace-loving and resilient who have withstood the test of time. He assured Speaker that he would keep on portraying true image of Pakistan during his next diplomatic assignment. Eulogizing the services of the Ambassador for promoting Pak-China Friendship, the Speaker said that Sun Weidong had played a special role to build a bridge between the two neighboring countries to new heights during his stay in Pakistan.
The Speaker acknowledged that the time tested and infinite relationship between two countries is based on the firm foundations of mutual respect, trust, peaceful co-existence and brotherly neighborhood.
It indeed goes to the credit of the visionary leaderships of the two countries, he added. He also recognized the kind support of Sun Weidong for Green Parliament Project and for all of his devoted efforts in promoting closer ties between China and Pakistan.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that the recent years have witnessed smooth development of bilateral relationship, increasingly strengthened constructive cooperation, active exchanges of people & culture and positive consultation and coordination on international affairs between Pakistan and China. “Pak-China strategic partnership is highly essential for peace and development in the region and beyond” he remarked. Referring to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as game-changer project for the regional development, he stated that the realization of CPEC is manifestation of shared dream of unprecedented prosperity for our region.
He said that relations with China is bedrock of Pakistan’s foreign policy and further added that Pakistan and China are committed to an all-encompassing and enduring partnership to support each other at international and regional forums.

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