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The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Soori has said that China is Pakistan’s selfless and trustworthy friend and always stood with Pakistan through thick and thin. He said that Pakistan was proud of its unique friendship with China.
He expressed these views while talking to 15 member delegation of National People’s Congress of China (NPC) which met him under the leadership of Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of NPC Mr. Zhang Chunxian at Parliament House on Friday.
The Deputy Speaker said that peoples of both countries have great respect and affection for each other. He said that closed contacts between the Parliaments of two countries could play an important role to promote harmony and bring both the nations closer.
The Vice-Chairman Standing Committee of NPC Mr. Zhang Chunxian said that relations with Pakistan has significant importance in the foreign policy of China.
He appreciated China’s role in the economy and social development of Pakistan. He said that construction of Gwadar Port and other development projects in Balochistan under China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the evidence of China’s keen interest in the development of prosperity of Balochistan.
He said that China has the status of role model for the world due to its rapid development. He said that Pakistan wanted to take advantages from Chinese experiences in the eradication of corruption and poverty from the country.
The Deputy Speaker said that CPEC project is proof of deep and friendly relations between two countries. He said that Pakistan has fully focused to complete the CPEC project within the earliest possible time. He expressed the confidence that with the completion of CPEC a new era of progress and prosperity usher in the region.
The Deputy Speaker said that peoples of both countries have great respect and affection for each other.
He appreciated the warm welcome extended to Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Chinese leadership and people during his visit to China. He expressed the optimism that new vistas of development and prosperity will be opened by the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran to China. He said that the under the leadership of Imran Khan present Government is striving hard to eradicate corruption and poverty from the country and strengthening the economy.
The Vice-Chairman Standing Committee of NPC Mr. Zhang Chunxian said that relations with Pakistan has significant importance in the foreign policy of China. He said that Pakistan always supported China on regional and global forums.
He assured all-out assistance of Chinese Government for economic development and elimination of poverty and corruption in Pakistan. He said that the role of legislative institutions and political leadership of the country is very important in the eradication of corruption and poverty. Stressing the need for enhanced contacts between the NPC and National Assembly of Pakistan, Mr. Zhang Chunxian said that the closed interaction between the Parliamentarians of both the countries would provide opportunities to learn from each other experiences.