NA: (Enhancing people-to-people and parliamentary contacts to further solidify Pak-China friendship: says NA Speaker)March 17, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday said that enhanced people-to-people and parliamentary contacts would further solidify the existing warm relations between Pakistan and China.
He said that time-tested and all-weather friendship between Pakistan and China was an example for the world. He expressed these views while talking to Mr. Sun Weidong, Ambassador of Peoples Republic of China who called on him in Parliament House, this afternoon.
The Speaker said that friendship and cooperation between the two countries serve the fundamental interests of the both countries and peoples, and contribute to peace, stability and development in the region and beyond. The Speaker appreciated the strong support and assistance from the Chinese government and people for economic and social development of Pakistan.
Underlining the need for further enhancing Parliamentary cooperation between Chinese National People’s Congress and National Assembly of Pakistan, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that boosting the contacts between parliamentarians of both the countries would enhance better understanding for achieving common goal of development. He said that Pak-China Friendship Group in the National Assembly of Pakistan was best forum for promotion of Pak-China friendship.
He also appreciated the Chinese assistance for Solar Power Generation System being installed in Pakistani Parliament and hoped that the same will prove a milestone to further strengthening friendship between the two countries.
The Chinese Ambassador Mr. Sun Weidong said that Chinese government always regards Pakistan its closest friend and wants to further deepen China-Pakistan friendship and pass it on from generation to generation.
He expressed his gratitude for Pakistan’s longstanding firm support on issues that concern China’s core interests. He agreed that enhancing interaction between parliamentarians from either side will contribute to strengthening of bilateral relations. The Ambassador assured his governments unwavering support to Pakistan in diverse fields.