ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that the exemplary Pak-China relations are based on mutual respect and trust, adding that Pakistan wishes to explore all existing opportunities to further cement these relations.
Talking to a Chinese delegation headed by the Assistant Minister of International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC) Wang Yajun in Islamabad on Monday, the Speaker reiterated that the historic Pak-China relations have entered a new phase of unprecedented cooperation.
“Your visit will provide yet another opportunity to strengthen the existing warm and friendly relations between our two countries”, he told the delegation.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq highlighted that Pakistani confidently count on its ‘time-tested’ friend China at various multilateral forums, and added that the two friends have shared perspective on regional issues. He said that Pakistani people are also thankful to Chinese leader to reach the relations at high level.
The Speaker said that Pakistan is fully committed to the timely and effective implementation of all projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is a major and one of the most important components of the initiative.
Ayaz Sadiq said that both the countries are working for the prosperity of the people of the region through joint economic and development efforts.
“Pakistan shares the Chinese vision of regional and global economic integration through strengthening connectivity, and that is the reason Pakistan is among the early partners in the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative,” Sardar Ayaz Sadiq emphasized.
While apprising the Chinese dignitary regarding Islamabad Speakers’ Conference from December 23 to 26, the Speaker said that the conference will pave the way for a new era of development and prosperity in the region through connectivity and would helpful to overcome menace of terrorism.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq further said that Speakers from China, Russia, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan has been invited to attend the conference.
The Assistant Minister of IDCPC Wang Yajun said that Pakistan has an unrivalled importance in China’s strategic calculations and added that the leadership of both countries have demonstrated an unflinching resolve to further strengthen bilateral relations.
Wang Yajun reiterated that a vibrant Pak-China cooperation is central for tackling challenges in the region and beyond. He highlighted that China is highly committed to assist Pakistan in genuine economic development.
Wang Yajun remarked that China will continue to support Pakistan in technology, infrastructure development and exploration of renewable energy resources. He added that China is committed to an enduring partnership with Pakistan and aspires to further strengthen the existing brotherly relations.