CPEC Belongs to Pakistan: Chinese CG Zhao Shiren
Zhao Shireen, Consul General China visited Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) yesterday. Ehsan Choudhry, Senior Vice President PCJCCI, Sarfaraz Butt, Vice President PCJCCI, Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General PCJCCI welcomed him along with other executive members of PCJCCI.
The visit was followed by a press conference which was attended by many top notch businessmen from China and Pakistan which includes Tan Zidiong, CEO Norinco Intl Alen, Representative, Chen Hui Company, Sew, Representative Miniso Pakistan, Zhang Hin Ping, Representative, Lahore Overseas Chinese Association, Li Huaxin, General Manager, Xinjiang Jinghua Seed, Khalid Raffique Choudhry, EC Member PCJCCI, Moazam Ghurki, CEO Intute PVT Ltd, Daud Ahmed, EC Member PCJCCI, Zaki Aijaz, CEO Roshan Packages.
Zhao Shireen Counsel General of China appreciated the working of PCJCCI related to regional connectivity and bilateral trade. He also praised various initiatives of chamber which includes; Pak China Knowledge Portal, China-Way magazine, Chinese language courses and Pak China Technology Gateway. He apprised that we stand with Pakistan at this hour of crisis and economic instability.
He also said that China’s foreign policy is crystal clear and unbiased; we do not interfere in other country’s economic and foreign affairs around the world nor do we want to see interference by other foreign powers in to China’s. We assure our fullest mutual support and help for Pakistan without any discrimination or biasedness for any political party.
Upon questioning about CPEC he said that Pakistan is the owner of all the CPEC projects and we are here to facilitate them in all aspects. The trade, investment, business between two nations could be much better if we work with unity and harmony. So here I will raise my motto; “Let’s work together; let’s grow together”.
Ehsan Choudhry, Senior Vice President PCJCCI said while his welcome address that China has emerged as second largest economy of the world and International experts are envisaging a far bigger role for China on the economic horizon of the world. The way China managed the global financial crisis is commendable and an example of hard work for all of us.
Wang Zihai, President PCJCCI also joined the press conference through zoom and he said that Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry is resolute to serve as a model chamber and a vibrant platform for promoting mutual investment and friendship between Pakistan and China. Our objective is to adopt an innovative stratagem to promote trade and development not only between Pakistan and China but also over the entire region in order to ensure future stability, security and prosperity for all of us.
Sarfaraz Butt, Vice President PCJCCI and Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General thanked the Consul General China for his precious time and said that we are endeavouring to build a better and prosperous future of Pakistan with the cooperation of China.