President Dr Arif Alvi has reiterated Pakistan’s firm resolve to successfully complete projects under CPEC which are accelerating high-quality socio-economic development of the country’s remote areas.
He said this during his visit to the Chinese Embassy on Tuesday to extend his heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan to the Chinese leadership and the people over the death of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin.
While signing the condolence book, the President wrote that he was deeply saddened and grieved over the death of Jiang Zemin. Condoling with Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong, the President said Jiang Zemin was a remarkable leader and a visionary statesman who promoted global peace and stability at bilateral, regional and international levels.
He said Jiang Zemin was a great and trusted friend of Pakistan who made invaluable contributions to strengthen the bilateral all-weather strategic cooperative friendship between the two countries and strengthened people-to-people relations.
Dr Arif Alvi said time-tested friendship between Pakistan and China is based on exceptional trust, understanding, strategic communication and wide-ranging practical cooperation.
He expressed his gratitude on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan for the generous Chinese support during the COVID-19 pandemic and during the devastating floods in the country.