Pakistan, China ink agreement to develop sister-province relationship between Sindh, Hubei


WUHAN – Pakistan and China have signed an agreement to establish sister-province relationship between Sindh and Hubei provinces.

The agreement was inked during a meeting in Wuhan, China here the other day.

Pakistan Ambassador to China, Moin-ul-Haque and Wang Zhonglin, Governor of Hubei Provincial People’s Government attended the ceremony.

The objective of the agreement is to promote pragmatic cooperation in the fields of education, science and technology, technical and vocational training and people to people exchanges between the two regions.

Addressing the ceremony, Pakistan Ambassador Haque conveyed his sincere appreciation to the Governor for his support for China-Pakistan friendship.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Wang termed Pak-China friendship iron clad.

He hoped that the agreement would lead to pragmatic cooperation in the fields of education, science and technology, technical and vocational training.

Earlier, a splendid inauguration ceremony “China-Pakistan Friendship Square” was held at the river bank of Yangtze River in Wuhan.

Moin ul Haque was the Chief Guest at the ceremony which was also attended by Vice Governor of Hubei, Mr. Zhao Haishan, Vice Mayor of Wuhan, Mr. Jiang Wei and other local senior leaders and officials.

Vice Mayor Jiang Wei gave a briefing about the construction of China-Pakistan Friendship Square, which was specially designed and built to commemorate the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China. Vice Governor Zhao Haishan in his remarks noted that the Friendship Square was a gift from the people of Wuhan to the friendly people of Pakistan, and would serve as a symbol of China-Pakistan friendship for all times to come.

Thanking Vice Governor and the Vice Mayor for their kind sentiments for Pakistan, Ambassador Moin ul Haque said that inauguration of China-Pakistan Friendship Square was historic as it was first of its kind in China. Blending the key features of Chinese and Pakistani landmarks, the square reflected the close affinity, diversity and deep trust and respect between the two countries and people.

Ambassador Haque expressed his confidence that the Sister-Province/City relationship being established today would further strengthen the pragmatic cooperation between Pakistan and Hubei Province in all the fields of mutual interest in trade, investment, water resources management, science and technology and people to people exchanges.

Ambassador signed the letter of Intents for friendly exchanges between city of Wuhan and Karachi, Yiling and Kahuta and Yichang and Haripur. Moreover, Ambassador also signed an MoU on establishment of Center of Excellence on Chemical and Material Engineering at University of Applied Engineering and Emerging Technology, Sialkot with Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

On the same event, Nishtar Medical University and Pakistan Rehealth Technology and Development Company signed partnership agreements with the Wuhan Landing Intelligent Medical Company Ltd for cooperation in screening of cervical cancer.

Later, Ambassador along with Vice Governor and Vice Mayor officially unveiled the Plaque of the China-Pakistan Friendship Square.

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