Lahore :The Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan called on President Arif Alvi at Aiwan e Sadr today.
Welcoming the Vice President, the President congratulated
him on 70 years of establishment of People’s Republic of China. He
underscored that Pakistan and China are linked by deep historical and
cultural ties and highlighted that the ‘All-Weather Strategic
Cooperative Partnership’ enjoys unanimous institutional and strong
public support. He added that both countries support each other on
issues of their core interest.
Recalling Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China
in April 2019, the President said that it constituted an important
milestone in the history of bilateral relations. The President lauded
President Xi Jinping’s visionary Belt and Road (BRI) Initiative. He
underscored the importance of CPEC for Pakistan’s national development
and reiterated the resolve for its expeditious completion. The
President also underscored the determination to further deepen
economic and trade relations for mutual benefit.
Expressing satisfaction at growing cultural ties
between the two countries, the President stressed that
people-to-people relations are bedrock of friendship between Pakistan
and China as they augment bilateral engagements in other spheres of
The President also lauded China’s constructive role in promotion of
peace and stability in the region. Views were also exchanged on recent
developments in South Asia.
Reciprocating the warm sentiments, Vice President Wang conveyed
greetings of Chinese leadership and noted that the China-Pakistan
relationship continued to grow from strength to strength. He
emphasized that bilateral ties are rooted in mutual trust, mutual
understanding and shared principles. He reaffirmed China’s steadfast
support for Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts.
The Vice President also expressed satisfaction at the
growing bilateral economic and cultural ties and assured China’s
support in advancing Pakistan’s national development goals. He also
appreciated the smooth progress of CPEC projects.
The meeting was followed by a special investiture ceremony.
In recognition of Vice-President Wang Qishan’s meritorious services to
strengthening Pakistan-China friendship, the President conferred upon
him Nishan-e-Pakistan, Pakistan’s highest civil award.