Chairman, CPPCC says Pak-China have good neighbor, friends, partners in all weather
BEIJING: Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Wang Yang Monday said China and Pakistan were good neighbor, friends, and partners in all weather and withstood test of time and changes in the international landscape. He made these remarks in his meeting with Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwala who was currently on a three-day visit to China along with a three-member delegation comprising Senators Sassi Palejo, Liaquat Khan Tarakai, and Abdul Qayyum. Pakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid was also present. Wang Yang, also a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, observed that the relationship between the two countries remained as rock solid and enjoyed a good momentum of growth. He particularly mentioned about the frequent exchanges between the leadership of two countries and good progress made in cooperation between the two neighbours in various fields.
Wang Yang acknowledged the role of deputy chairman in promoting friendship and cooperation between China and Pakistan in various fields. He also commended the distinguished guest his great and enormous efforts in helping establishment of China-Pakistan Friendship Group in the Senate of Pakistan.
The Chairman of CPPCC hoped that the present visit of the deputy chairman would take the China-Pakistan friendship to new heights. He recalled his last visit to Pakistan in which he led a delegation to attend 70th Independence anniversary celebrations and said, he was deeply impressed by achievements and development in Pakistan. He assured to continue strengthen friendship and cooperation between the two countries in all fields. The deputy chairman said both Pakistan and China enjoyed strong and deep-rooted relations and expressed the hope that these relations would grow further in all the fields. He introduced his delegation to the chairman CPPCC and said it represented all major political parties in Pakistan. He also thanked the Chinese side for extending hospitality and goodwill for the delegation. Later, the deputy chairman held a separate meeting with Vice Chairman, CPPCC Gao Yunlong and expressed satisfaction over the bilateral relations between Pakistan and China and ways and means to further cement these ties.
The vice chairman, CPPCC also hosted welcome dinner in the honour of the deputy chairman senate and his delegation. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan is going to hold talks with leaders of China, Japan and Iran in the next few days. While responding to a question regarding Prime Minister Imran Khan visit to China, he said the premier will attend Belt and Road Forum opening forum in China as a chief guest. He said Imran Khan will hold important meetings with the high leadership of China.
The foreign minister is expected to leave for Japan during the current months. Earlier, while talking to supporters during his visit to his constituency, he said the government is committed to root out the menace of terrorism from the country. He said previous governments did not implement National Action Plan properly to eradicate terrorism.
The minister said the government would implement NAP in letter and spirit and is in touch with the opposition in this regard. Qureshi said r said the government is heading towards right direction as per its manifesto and it would successfully complete its constitutional term. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said foreign economic diplomacy has also been initiated. He said foreign missions will pave the way for bringing foreign investment in the country.
Foreign Minister said provision of Health cards, construction of shelter homes, low cost houses, and PM citizens’ portal for complaints and some other initiatives are proof of Imran Khan’s pro-people vision. Moreover, The 125th China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, China’s largest trade fair, will open on Monday in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province.
The spring session of the biannual fair will be held in three phases. The export section will have 51 exhibition areas with 59,651 booths booked by 24,800 domestic enterprises. The first phase of the export exhibition held from April 15 to 19 will mainly showcase mechanical and electrical equipment, hardware, and building materials.— Daily Business World