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Pakistan and China celebrate 70 years of friendship

Pakistan and China celebrate 70 years of friendship

The leadership from both sides congratulated each other on achieving the milestone

Pakistan and China celebrated the completion of 70 years of political ties with leaders from both sides congratulating each other. The two countries became strategic partners right away and have supported each other ever since.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Pakistani counterpart President Arif Alvi sent congratulatory messages on the completion of 70 years of diplomatic ties. Both sides appreciated the fact that whenever the going has been tough, the two sides have backed each other.

PM Imran writes to Chinese counterpart

Prime Minister Imran Khan also wrote to his Chinese counterpart and said that during the 70 years, the diplomatic relations have grown stronger. He also said that there is also a mutual respect on both sides.

“On behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, as well as on my own behalf, I wished to extend my heartiest felicitations to you on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan,” Khan said.

“21st May 1951, the day when our relations were formally established, has been a watershed moment in our history. Our two people and successive leaderships and governments have made indefatigable efforts to foster, cement, and strengthen our ties. Our time-tested relationship is built around lasting values of mutual respect, mutual trust, and mutual understanding,” he added.

Chinese FM writes to Qureshi

China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi hoped that the vision of the leaders can be fully accomplished.  The vision includes “more extensive” and “deeper strategic cooperation” for a shared future in the new era.

Under the new circumstances, I am willing to work with Your Excellency to fully implement the consensus reached by the leaders of both countries, and to initiate higher quality, more extensive, and deeper strategic cooperation, and to step up our efforts in building an even closer China-Pakistan community of shared future in the new era,” he said.

Commemorative postage stamp unveiled

A commemorative postage stamp was also issued at the occasion by Pakistan Post. Federal Minister Murad Saeed called the relationship formidable and hoped that the ties will gain even more strength through the people’s connection. He also apprised the current status of a number of CPEC projects.  

“Since its establishment on May 21, 1951, the relationship between both the countries has built on its strength of its successive achievements and has become formidable with each passing day and year”, Saeed said.

“We are working together under the leadership of Pakistan and China to further strengthen our bilateral and friendly relations. He said that this stamp was small in size but great in influence, adding that mutual understanding allows Pak-China to further move forward and promote people-to-people contact between the two brotherly countries.

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