ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood and the Chinese Ambassador His Excellency Nong Rong planted a Friendship Tree at the Chinese Embassy Compound in Islamabad on Tuesday as part of ongoing celebrations to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations.
The 70th Anniversary celebrations were jointly initiated by the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and State Councilor and the Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a virtual ceremony held on March 2, 2021.
Both sides have planned a wide range of activities, spread throughout the year, to mark this historic milestone and celebrate the evolution of the Pakistan-China friendship that has, over seven decades, transformed into a time-tested “All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership”, despite vicissitudes of times and changes in the international and regional situation.
The plantation of the evergreen Deodar tree – which is also the national tree of Pakistan – depicted the spirit of the Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership.
Both sides reiterated their commitment to celebrate the 70th Anniversary in a befitting manner.