Islamabad(TNS): Pakistan and China agree to strengthen people-to-people ties


Pakistan and China are two countries that are bound in eternal friendship. This friendship spans years and is getting stronger and stronger with the passage of time. Pakistan’s relations with China are very good. The two countries have been supporting each other not only economically but also economically, arms and energy. Pakistan became independent in 1947 under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam, while China became independent in 1949 under the great leadership of Mao Zedong. With the independence of China in 1949, relations between Pakistan and China started to improve. Pakistan recognized the independence of China. This was the starting point of the friendship between Pakistan and China or it can also be said that it was the beginning of the friendship between Pakistan and China. In 1965, the Indo-Pakistan war broke out. In this war, China supported Pakistan in every way and gave full support to Pakistan and fulfilled the right of its true friendship. changed. In 1971, at a difficult stage in the historic war between India and Pakistan, China once again exercised its right of friendship and provided full support to Pakistan, due to which Pakistan and China came closer to each other. It has nurtured its friendship with Pakistan at every opportunity and stage. China helped Pakistan in making atomic bomb despite all the opposition of the world. Apart from this, China has given a lot of help to Pakistan in tank making and aircraft making, due to which Pakistan’s armaments industry has developed a lot. China-Pakistan relations are developing double day and quadruple at night. In China Energy and many other projects including Sendak project, Gwadar Port project, supply of railway engines to Pakistan and many other such projects are Pakistan has the full support of China, which has bound Pakistan and China in such a relationship of friendship.

Chinese Minister Liu Jianchao said that China is committed to the CPEC as well as Pakistan-China long-term strategic partnership and I believe that during the global challenges and changes, the value of Pakistan-China friendship and partnership has increased. Pakistan and China have agreed to continue parliamentary exchanges to strengthen people-to-people ties and pass on the legacy of iron friendship to future generations. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar and International Affairs Minister of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC) and Central Committee of the Communist Party after the third meeting of the Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) of CPEC political parties. Member Liu Jianchao told the media that the meeting has fully demonstrated the political consensus on the importance of bilateral relations. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar, who jointly chaired the JCM meeting with Chinese Minister Liu Jianchao, said that it was the first time that Islamabad had hosted the JCM meeting and the Minister After the recent visit of Azam Shahbaz Sharif to China, its importance has increased manifold. He said that all the major political parties of Pakistan were invited to the meeting and the presence of senior leaders is a sign of consensus on the importance of iron friendship for Pakistan China Economic Corridor and regional peace and development. He said that political parties reiterated their commitment to CPEC projects and agreed to continue efforts for its upgradation in the second phase of CPEC. The Deputy Prime Minister said that the leaders participating in the meeting reiterated the role of political parties in strengthening Pakistan-China relations. He said that IDCPC will invite 300 Pakistani parliamentarians to China for further inter-parliamentary talks. Ishaq Dar said that JCM has breathed new life into Pakistan-China relations as well as CPEC, he expressed the hope that the bilateral friendship will continue to grow stronger as per the imagination of the two leaders and the people. Chinese Minister Liu Jianchao said that China and Pakistan agree on the importance of CPEC and its benefits for the people. He said that the partnership between China and Pakistan is very important in the background of global challenges. Is. He expressed the hope that the political parties will continue efforts for deeper cooperation between the two countries. Emphasizing on people-to-people contacts, Liu Jianchao also stressed the need to increase media ties to promote better understanding, especially to combat the challenge of fake news. I stand by each other, we are happy that a friend like Pakistan is with us, China wants to work together with Pakistan and both countries will continue to cooperate with each other.When Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was elected as Prime Minister, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhou Lijian congratulated Shehbaz Sharif on behalf of China immediately after his election, and pointed out: “China and Pakistan are based on four seasons of strategic cooperation. The two countries’ relations are strong and unbreakable, China will continue the traditional bilateral friendship, deepen all-round cooperation, jointly build the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in a new era. Naseeb looks forward to working with Pakistan to build a society.” This is not a formal diplomatic rhetoric, but an expression of the Chinese government and people’s strong support for the Pakistani people. Currently, Pakistan is facing an economic situation internally and the external environment is also under severe pressure. The support of world powers, especially China, which is Pakistan’s most reliable friend and neighbor, is very important. On the other hand, on the side of Pakistan. The strong positive signal sent by Pakistan regarding China-Pakistan relations has also removed the concerns of the Chinese people. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that the friendship between Pakistan and China is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people of both countries and is irrevocable. And unshakable. Therefore, we can say that in view of various pressures and complex situations at home and abroad, the strategic importance and stable role of Pakistan-China comprehensive cooperation for the peace and development of both countries and the region is undoubtedly greater than ever. is more prominent. Secondly, the all-round economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, especially the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the flagship project of “The Belt and Road”, will not be affected, but will continue to accelerate. In recent years, Pakistan has adopted a strategy of taking economic security as the core of national security in its national security policy. Therefore, the new Pakistani government will make great efforts to promote development through mutual cooperation, internal and external. Can withstand external pressure. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has always described the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as an “unprecedented opportunity” for Pakistan, and under his leadership over the years, the “Punjab momentum” for the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has been created. As a politician from a political family, with rich experience in economic and social governance and strong administrative ability, Shahbaz Sharif is certainly expected by all parties to revive Pakistan’s economy. We can also predict that the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will become an important way for the Prime Minister to get cooperation to boost the economy, overcome difficulties and promote security, and the related projects will be more There will be investment and development. The China-Pakistan Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation Partnership is a historic choice for both sides. Neither external forces nor pressures can change or weaken it. What is even more commendable is that China-Pakistan relations are not relations that are based only on interests in the eyes of Western politicians. Friendship and protection of sentiments between the two sides is the strongest foundation of China-Pakistan friendship. Therefore, I call China-Pakistan relations as the most romantic international relations.Recently Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif made a successful visit to China. This is Shahbaz Sharif’s first visit to China after the formation of the new government of Pakistan and China has given him a high-level welcome. Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Qiang and National People’s Congress Standing Committee Chairman Zhou Lajie held separate meetings with him and discussed deepening the all-weather strategic cooperation partnership between China and Pakistan. Broad consensus was reached on advancing practical cooperation in various fields and on international and regional issues of common interest. During the visit, the parties signed 23 documents of cooperation in various fields and issued a comprehensive joint declaration. The key to lasting iron friendship between China and Pakistan lies in mutual understanding, high quality mutual trust and strong support between the two sides. The political mutual trust between the parties is very strong. China reiterates that China-Pakistan relations are the priority direction of Chinese diplomacy, while Pakistan emphasizes that Pakistan-China relations are the foundation of Pakistan’s foreign policy. As always, China fully supports Pakistan in defending its national sovereignty and territorial integrity and reiterates that the Kashmir issue should be properly resolved in accordance with the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and relevant bilateral agreements. should be resolved properly. China supports Pakistan to follow the path of development according to its national conditions and to deal effectively with terrorism. Pakistan clearly reiterates the one-China principle that Taiwan is an inalienable part of the territory of the People’s Republic of China and Pakistan strongly supports all efforts made by China to achieve the country’s reunification, and Pakistan does not accept any Also strongly opposes any kind of “Taiwan secession”. Pakistan strongly supports China on issues related to Xinjiang, Zhejiang, Hong Kong and the South China Sea. China-Pakistan economic cooperation was the top priority of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s visit to China. China is willing to promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation and synergy between Pakistan’s development plan and jointly build the “Five Corridors” of development, people’s livelihood, innovation, green and openness so as to An “upgraded version” of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor should be built and contribute to Pakistan’s economic and social development. To this end, China reiterated its support for Pakistan’s industrialization and development process, supported Chinese enterprises to invest and set up business in the Pakistan Special Economic Zone and industrial cooperation between the two sides in various fields. Agreed to sign the China-Pakistan Industrial Cooperation Framework Agreement Action Plan to strengthen The parties agreed broadly on short-term and long-term arrangements for economic cooperation. China welcomes Pakistan’s expansion of exports to China and agrees to facilitate and provide a preferential basis for deepening business exchanges between the two countries. The parties agreed to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the financial sector and expressed willingness to actively explore concessional arrangements under the framework of the second phase of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement. It was agreed to promote early implementation of aid projects by China for reconstruction after natural disasters in Pakistan. The parties welcome the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) to further serve Pakistan’s economic and social development and improve people’s livelihoods. Regarding major cooperation projects between the two countries, the parties signed a framework agreement on the re-routing project of the Karakoram Highway and on actively exploring the phased development and financing model of the ML-1 upgrading project. agreed It was reiterated that construction of supporting facilities at Gwadar port should be expedited. Upgradation of customs inspection infrastructure and permanent operation of Khunjarab-Sost port were agreed to be implemented as soon as possible. China will encourage Chinese enterprises to participate in other clean energy projects, including hydropower. “It is better to teach to fish than to give fish.” China will provide practical cooperation to Pakistan in the fields of modern agriculture including seed technology, drip irrigation technology and agricultural mechanization. China has increased cooperation with Pakistan’s scientific and technological community in joint research, technology transfer, technology training and personnel exchange and in emerging technologies including space cooperation, communication infrastructure, 5G, big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Agreed to strengthen cooperation. During his visit to China, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif participated in the Pakistan-China Business Conference held in Shenzhen city. In the conference, matchmaking activities were conducted for the business enterprises of both countries and more than six hundred business enterprises of both countries actively participated in this. I attended. In an interview to China Media Group, the head of China Cheng Fa Heh Sheng Seed Company said that the company has signed a memorandum of cooperation with its partners to further promote hybrid rapeseed industrialization¬†in¬†Pakistan.