Pakistan and China enjoyed exemplary fraternal relations: Marriyum Aurangzeb
ISLAMABAD, May 22 (China Economic Net)-Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Saturday that Pakistan and China enjoyed exemplary fraternal relations rooted in people-to-people contacts and based on mutual respect.
She said this during her visit to the Chinese Embassy here on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the establishment of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations on the special instructions of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. On the occasion, she also read the message from the Prime Minister.
She said that Pakistan's friendship with China started with strategic partnership and diplomatic relations. The people of Pakistan and China are bound in everlasting friendship.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an example of Pakistan's economic prosperity and strategic partnership, a symbol of economic growth and prosperity for the region's youth and future generations, said the minister.
"Relations between Pakistan and China are of special importance because they start with the people of Pakistan and China", she maintained.
The minister remarked that whenever a new project was launched in Pakistan, the people believed that it would be for their benefit.
The people of both the countries were bound in an everlasting bond of love and fraternity, she said.
Marriyum said that the unfortunate terrorist incident targeting Chinese nationals in Karachi was an attempt to sabotage Pak-China relations.
The minister said that the Prime Minister has re-examined the security infrastructure and mechanisms and was himself monitoring the situation.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said when the Karachi incident took place, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif canceled all his engagements and visited the Chinese Consulate. She said the PM restored security mechanisms to thwart the dastardly attempts to sabotage Pak-China relations.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said that there were many ongoing and upcoming projects which manifested this ideal and the everlasting friendship between the two nations.
She extended her hearty congratulations to the people and government of China on this historic day. The minister also cut the cake for the anniversary.
Deputy Chief of Mission Ms. Pang Chunxue of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan also spoke on the occasion.
Federal Secretary Information and Broadcasting Shahera Shahid were also present on the occasion.