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‘Friendship Tree’ planted at Chinese Embassy Compound as part of 70th anniversary of Pak-China diplomatic ties

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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.

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