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Mar 21, 2007
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Chinese president vows to build closer community with Pakistan in new era

President Alvi congratulates Xi for China's successful landing on Mars, says country second to none in science

May 21, 2021

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BEIJING/ISLAMABAD: Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that he stands ready to work with President Arif Alvi to deepen bilateral strategic communication and pragmatic cooperation and promote the high-quality operation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He made the remarks in an exchange of congratulatory messages with Alvi on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Pakistan diplomatic relations.

Chinese President said that he is willing to join hands with the Pakistani leader to build a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era for the benefit of both countries and their people.

In his message, President Xi said that China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic cooperative partners and firmly support each other on issues concerning their respective core interests and major concerns.

The mutual trust and friendship between the two countries have withstood the test of the changing international landscape over the past 70 years and always remained rock solid, he said.

In recent years, with joint efforts of both sides, he said, the construction of the CPEC has achieved remarkable results, bringing important benefits to the two peoples and adding strong impetus to regional prosperity.

Noting that China and Pakistan have shared weal and woe and helped each other sincerely in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Xi said that the two countries' ironclad friendship has been further upgraded.

Chinese president also expressed his hope that the China-Pakistan friendship will flourish forever.

On the same day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also exchanged congratulatory messages with Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In the message, Li said China has always prioritised Pakistan in its foreign policy, and is ready to work with Pakistan to lift their all-weather strategic cooperative partnership to a higher level in the next 70 years.

President Alvi, sharing Xi's sentiments during his address as chief guest at the Virtual Reception on the 70th Anniversary of China-Pakistan Diplomatic Relations, said that the goals of China and Pakistan was friendship but both the countries cemented their goals for humanity.

He thanked President Xi Jinping for the congratulatory letter to him and congratulated China on the successful landing on Mars which he said proved that the country was second to none in the field of science and technology.

He said Pakistan fully supported the Chinese president's Belt and Road Initiative of which CPEC was important part. "From the beginning, when Pakistan needed to improve its energy supplies, establish industry not only along the route but across the country, special economic zones, CPEC was going to be a harbinger."

The virtual reception was jointly organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad to mark the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations established on May 21, 1951.

He said at a time when the environment and global warming were the issues, peace was also essential and both China and Pakistan also believed in that endeavour.

“China and Pakistan have great opportunity to lead the world, in the matter of trade towards multilateralism, towards not creating or raising walls for each other’s products as well as to establish institutions and ensure that the institutions in future are morality based which is the foundation of our relationship. The more we move forward in that direction, the more peace we will have,” Alvi remarked.

The president said the vested interests instead of morality were dominating in international affairs at diffident forums in the world, that was why the oppressed people of Kashmir and Palestine did not get any hearing.

Even, the promises made to the Kashmiri and Palestinian people were not fulfilled just because of the vested interests, he told the event also attended by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, federal ministers, politicians and Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Nong Rong.

Referring to China’s journey towards a developed country by uplifting around 800 million people out of poverty, the president said Pakistan should also strive for and learn from it.

He said the during the seven decades, the bilateral friendship stood firm and even got stronger into a strategic partnership and people to people contacts.

Calling both the countries “Iron brothers”, the president said Pakistan and China believed in a future which bound the people together and lead them to prosperity and peace.

President Alvi said China was the largest trading and investment partner of Pakistan having collaboration in the fields of agriculture, trade, finance, education, science and technology was strengthening, beside the cooperation between the two people.

He highly appreciated China for “exemplary handling” of the Covid-29 pandemic and recalled his China visit in March last year.

He also thanked China for sending medical team and now vaccine to Pakistan and added that the Chinese assistance and advance learning helped Pakistan a lot.

He said currently, around 30,000 Pakistani students are studying in China, benefiting from China’s advanced educational system.

"We have established seven sister-province and fourteen sister-city relationship with China. Seven Pakistan study centres, eleven Urdu language departments in various Chinese universities, and four Confucius Institutes in Pakistan are promoting cultural understanding and further reinforcing the everlasting friendship between the two countries," he added.

The president said that Pakistan had done reasonably well to handle the pandemic comparing the regional countries but the country still needed to be careful during the third wave.

He said both the countries stood for humanity and Pakistan was learning from China as to how it focused on health, education and investment to encourage people to rise on their own.

He said both countries had a vision for peace and improvement in the health and education standards and ensure food security.

He reaffirmed the commitment to build a closer Pakistan-China community of shared future in the new era where the people of China and Pakistan stood together in friendship leading the world towards peace and prosperity.

“It is important that this message goes out and this camaraderie spreads throughout the world,” the president concluded.
Started with the national anthems of China and Pakistan, the ceremony also featured a documentary showing the 70-year journey of bilateral ties and a special song with a mix of Chinese and Urdu lyrics sung by Singer Sahir Ali Bagga.

Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong said since the establishment of bilateral ties, the China-Pakistan friendship remained rock solid and also became a role model of state to state relations.

He recalled that President Alvi’s visit to China last year amidst the Covid-19 pandemic was manifestation of the bilateral friendship, adding that the friendly and pragmatic cooperation remained fruitful during the seven decades.

Moreover, the ambassador said CPEC had become an important platform for cooperation between the two nations which had been extended to multiple areas like energy, agriculture and livelihood covering all aspects of Pakistan’ development.

The ambassador also thanked Pakistan for allowing a clinical trial of the Chinese vaccine in the country.


Ahmet Pasha

May 23, 2017
United States
Now they will start sending in the Chinese Iron Brothers (settlers/colonizers). Thank You China 🤗


Dec 7, 2007
Chinese cooperation should increase more meaningfully and both at micro and macro levels. Cooperation in R&D, education, industry and agriculture. Related departments should cooperate and progress be measured.
For this to happen domestic capability should increase and culture of quota systems and organizational nepotism should be ruthlessly dealt with. Without this chinese cooperation can't be absorbed.


Mar 21, 2007
United States
PM Imran thanks President Xi on World Environment Day message

Applauds President Xi's leadership in combating climate change and biodiversity loss

Our Correspondent
June 06, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked Chinese President Xi on Sunday for his strong message on World Environment Day, hosted by Pakistan this year.

The premier stated that Pakistan's hosting of the day reflected its commitment to counter environmental degradation.

The PM also applauded President Xi's leadership in combating climate change and biodiversity loss along with his offer to cooperate over ecosystem restoration.

A day ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the international community should work together with unprecedented ambition and action to strive for a fair and reasonable system of global environmental governance featuring win-win cooperation and promote the sustainable development of humanity.

He stressed that Earth is humanity's shared home, and a sound ecosystem is essential for the prosperity of civilisations.

Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to the World Environment Day events held in Islamabad, Pakistan.

World Environment Day

Pakistan hosted the World Environment Day celebrations this year on June 5, the first time in history in partnership with the UN Environment Program (UNEP).

Experts view this as recognition of the country’s much-publicised battle against the simmering climate change challenges and an opportunity to lure investment to promote ecotourism and showcase to the world its varied ecology from snowcapped peaks in the north to glistering waters in the south, besides the abundant wildlife.

They, however, argue that the country has a long journey ahead to tackle a slew of environmental challenges, from unplanned urbanisation to daunting deforestation, and ever-increasing pollution to unseasonal rains, accompanied by floods.

Being one of the top 10 countries, which are most vulnerable to climate change, Pakistan is hosting the global event for the first time since the inception of the event in 1970.

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