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Nong Rong, Ambassador to Pakistan, published a signed article

Seetao 2022-05-22 10:02
  • China and Pakistan are hard-core brothers who share a common destiny, and both sides have maintained vigorous vigor and vitality
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On May 21, 2022, Nong Rong, the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, published a signed article "China-Pakistan "hardcore" friendship is rock solid" in the Daily Times of Pakistan, warmly congratulating on the 71st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan.

China and Pakistan are good neighbors linked by mountains and rivers, and they are "hard-core" brothers who are indestructible and share a common destiny. Under the strategic guidance of the leaders of the two countries, China-Pakistan relations have continued to forge ahead, withstanding the test of the changing international situation, and have always maintained vigorous vigor and vitality.

The year 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan. More than 100 splendid celebrations have been held, injecting new vitality into China-Pakistan relations. At present, under the unprecedented changes in the world in a century, China and Pakistan are both at a critical period of national development. It is an inevitable choice for the two countries to join hands and move forward together to build a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era. The all-weather strategic partnership between China and Pakistan is unique. The friendship between the two sides has been passed down from generation to generation and will not be shaken or changed by a single incident. The Chinese side has always prioritized its relations with Pakistan in its neighboring diplomacy, and has always firmly supported the Pakistani side in safeguarding its national sovereignty and security, and supporting the Pakistani side in maintaining unity and achieving stability, development and prosperity.

Friendship with China has always been a common perception in Pakistan that transcends all political differences and is highly consistent across the country. China highly appreciates this. China and Pakistan and the two militaries have always maintained the momentum of close high-level exchanges, strengthened strategic communication, and jointly led the development direction of China-Pakistan relations. In February 2022, President Xi Jinping met in Beijing with the then Prime Minister Imran, who was in China for the Winter Olympics. Not long ago, Premier Li Keqiang had a phone conversation with Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Shabazz to exchange in-depth views on China-Pakistan relations. In March, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Pakistan, and the Chinese Foreign Minister attended the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Foreign Ministers' Meeting for the first time. On May 21, Foreign Minister Bilawal will pay his first official bilateral visit to China on the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan. On March 11, the first batch of 6 J-10-C fighter jets officially entered the Pakistan Air Force, which is another important symbol of the all-weather friendship between China and Pakistan.

Under President Xi Jinping's strategic plan, the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has been rolled out in an all-round way, entering a new stage of enrichment and expansion. Of the 70 early-harvest projects identified by the two parties, 46 of which have been initiated or completed, with a total investment of US$25.4 billion. Infrastructure plays an important role, and new breakthroughs have been made in industrial cooperation. The East Bay Expressway in Gwadar Port is about to be completed and opened to traffic. Following the previous donation of 4,000 sets of solar energy equipment to the Gwadar region, China will donate another 3,000 sets of solar energy equipment to the Gwadar region this year. , Aid Gwadar area desalination plant is about to start construction. The two units of the Karot Hydropower Station provided stable and clean power to the Pakistani power grid in May. After the next four units generate electricity, they can meet the electricity demand of 5 million people. China and Pakistan will continue to deepen the docking of development strategies, firmly promote the construction of the corridor, hold a new round of meetings of the corridor joint committee at an appropriate time, implement the "China-Pakistan Industrial Cooperation Framework Agreement", and strengthen cooperation in the fields of industry, people's livelihood, and agriculture. "Pakistan Speed" high-quality joint construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

On April 26, 2022, after the terrorist attack on the shuttle bus of the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi, the Pakistani President, Prime Minister, Speaker, leaders of various parties and people from all walks of life condemned the terrorist attack. Prime Minister Shabazz immediately went to the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan to offer condolences. Send a letter to Chinese leaders to express condolences. The Pakistani cabinet also decided to enhance the security of Chinese citizens in Pakistan to an unprecedented level. China fully affirms this. The governments and leaders of China and Pakistan agreed that both sides should take immediate action and take firm and effective measures to deal with it. The most urgent task is to speed up the investigation and pursuit of the culprit and punish them as soon as possible. It is necessary to improve the security protection of Chinese personnel, institutions and projects in Pakistan in a targeted manner, provide timely security warnings, plug security loopholes, and resolutely prevent similar incidents from happening again. China will continue to support Pakistan in enhancing its counter-terrorism capabilities, and is willing to work with Pakistan to resolutely thwart all attempts to undermine China-Pakistan relations.

The friendship between China and Pakistan is deeply rooted in the hearts of the two peoples. China and Pakistan will never allow any terrorist forces to undermine people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two countries. The Confucius Institute in Pakistan will continue to teach Chinese to Pakistani students through various means, firmly continuing the traditional friendship between the two countries. People-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and Pakistan will not stop, and the people-to-people bonds between the two countries will continue to be promoted.

President Xi Jinping pointed out that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan 70 years ago, no matter how the international situation changes, the two sides have always shown each other with sincerity and shared weal and woe. China is firmly committed to promoting the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership and jointly addressing international and regional challenges. I believe that with the joint efforts of both sides, the building of a China-Pakistan community with a shared future will surely take new and firm steps! Editor / Zhao E


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