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China remains committed to strategic partnership with Pakistan: Ambassador.

ISLAMABAD -- Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing Friday said China remained committed to strategic partnership with Pakistan and had developed very good coordination with the new PTI government,

He was speaking at a large gathering of politicians, diplomats, top civil and military officials and elite of the city here at the Embassy of China to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China.

He said both the countries had reiterated their firm commitment for cooperation on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Describing it vital for the development and prosperity of the two countries, Ambassador Yao Jing said joint ventures and development projects would boost socio-economic development in Pakistan.

He said both Pakistan and China could learn, stand and care for each other, adding, China stood for peace and shared prosperity.

He said China had emerged as the second largest economy in the world, and was contributing 30 percent to global economic growth.

Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, who was chief guest of the event, said Pakistan valued its relations with China as it was the cornerstone of its foreign policy.

He said their bilateral ties were unique and strong enough to have any impact from the political transitions. He said the new government would further strengthen its multifaceted bilateral ties with China.

He was appreciative of the strong support of China to Pakistan on issues of vital importance and added that Pakistan too stood by the One China policy.

He was appreciative of President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative and CPEC and said those were the key to future prosperity and progress of the two brotherly nations.

The prominent attendees included; Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandwiwala, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Minister for Energy Umar Ayub, former Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, ex Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, former federal ministers, leaders of religio-political parties.

The guests were entertained to a musical evening, interspersed with traditional Chinese dances and lilting music, in the lawns of the embassy, decorated with lights. Traditional Chinese cuisines were served.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Sep 29, 2018
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