‘Pak, China to celebrate 70th anniversary of ties’

DM Monitoring

BEIJING: Pakistan and China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties next year and this will be a special moment to celebrate past achievements and renew the pledge to take their friendship to new heights, Pakistan Ambassador to China Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi said on Thursday.
“I foresee more robust, inclusive and all-encompassing relations between our two countries in the future, which would not only serve the best interests of our two countries but would also ensure peace, stability and prosperity in the entire region,” she said in an interview with China.org.cn.
Ambassador Hashmi said that Pakistan and China were “iron brothers” who had always stood by each other in their hour of need.
While commenting on President DrArif Alvi’s recent visit to China, she explained, “The purpose of the visit was to reiterate Pakistan’s firm solidarity and unflinching support to our ‘iron brother’ in this challenging time, express condolences with the bereaved families and pay tribute to the courage and determination of the Chinese people for putting-up a heroic fight against the viral epidemic.”
The president’s visit was also a reaffirmation of our “all-weather strategic cooperative partnership” and a resounding declaration that Pakistan-China ties remain unaffected by domestic challenges or adverse global upheavals, she added.