April 06 , 2017


PM appreciates China’s role in fight against terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of National Committee of Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Yu Zhengsheng along with a high-level delegation called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister’s House where the PM applauded China’;s support in the fight against the menace of terrorism on Thursday.

While warmly welcoming the Chairman and the delegation members to Pakistan, the prime minister stated that the visit will establish institutional linkages between the Parliaments of Pakistan and China. The prime minister said close cooperation between the two Parliaments will contribute towards further strengthening the warm and friendly relations between Pakistan and China.

The prime minister recalled that the relations between the two countries were raised to an even higher level of “All Weather Cooperative Strategic Partnership”, during the visit of President Xi Jinping to Pakistan back in 2015.

The prime minister deeply appreciated China’s diplomatic and material support to Pakistan in its fight against terrorism.

“I am looking forward to my visit to China in May 2017 to participate in the “Belt and Road Forum”, at the invitation of President Xi Jinping”, Sharif added the forum would provide an excellent opportunity for discussing important areas of connectivity, infrastructure, trade, finance, people-to-people exchanges and think-tanks cooperation, not only between Pakistan and China but with the international community.

The prime minister emphasised that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its related projects symbolise the people-centric approach of the two countries and their resolve for regional connectivity.

“The project has immense potential to boost up regional trade and businesses as well as bring the people of the region closer. Millions of people in our region would reap the benefits of this project”, Nawaz said.

Yu Zhengsheng thanked the Prime Minister for the warm welcome accorded by

Pakistan to him and his delegation.

The Chairman CPPCC expressed the hope that Parliamentary exchanges between China and Pakistan would further strengthen the brotherly ties between the two countries.

The Chinese delegation included Ms Lin Wenyi, Vice Chairwoman, CPPCC National Committee, Mr Zhang Qingli, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General, CPPCC National Committee, Sun Gan, Standing Committee Member and Chairman of the Committee for Handling Proposals, CPPCC National Committee, Wang Taihua, Standing Committee Member and Chairman of the Committee of Learning and Culture and Historical Data, Sun Weidong, Chinese ambassador to Pakistan and Liu Zhenmin, Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The meeting was also attended by Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, Raja Leader of House in Senate Muhammad Zafar ul Haq, Advisor to PM Mr Sartaj Aziz, , Senator Saleem H. Mandviwala, Mr Fawad Hassan Fawad, SPM and other senior government officials.


Courtesy www.dailytimes.com.pk

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