ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Sun Weidong paid a farewell call on Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly in Parliament House, on Thursday.
Eulogizing the services of the Ambassador Mr. Sun Weidong for promoting Pak-China Friendship, the Speaker said that Mr. Sun Weidong 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 Mr. 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.
Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador narrated historical facts of the Pak-China relations and said that these relations are durable, time tested and beyond the effects of politics and economics. He said both China and Pakistan will continue supporting each other on international and regional issues and their friendship will grow stronger with the passage of time.
The Chinese Ambassador 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. NNI