CPEC provides important platform for substantive cooperation between Pakistan, China: Sun Weidong

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Sun Weidong Friday said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) provided an important platform for the substantive cooperation between the two countries.

It will deliver benefits to all the people of Pakistan and inject new impetus for the future development of China-Pakistan relations, he said in his congratulatory message on the occasion of the 67th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.

He said China always takes Pakistan as the priority of its diplomacy, adding that China was committed to consolidating the traditional friendship and deepening the substantive cooperation between our two countries.

He said China was fully confident about the bright future of China-Pakistan relations.

He added that the Chinese side was ready to maintain close communication and coordination with the Pakistani side to advance the major projects under the framework of CPEC, so as to get our strategic cooperative partnership uplifted to a higher level.

The Chinese envoy on the occasion of founding day extended his

warm greetings and good wishes to the staff members of Chinese institutions and enterprises, Chinese students and overseas Chinese in Pakistan.

He expressed his tribute and sincere gratitude to all the Pakistani friends who have for long rendered their support to China’s development and China-Pakistan friendship and cooperation.

Over the past 67 years, he said the Chinese people have made remarkable achievements with dedication and tenacity, which has attracted world-wide attention.

During the past year, he said China had achieved sustained economic growth, social stability and harmony as well as uplifting of overall national strength.

The Chinese people are making great strides in advancing the realization of the Chinese dream, he added.

The envoy said China’s development continues to make fresh contribution to the world peace and stability.

In September this year, he said the G-20 Summit was successfully held in Hangzhou.

Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward “China’s approaches” for promoting the growth of the world economy, he said and added that the Belt and Road Initiative was now under smooth implementation.

He said it follows the trend of world development and is aimed to promote the common development of all countries.

It will bring positive energy and fresh vitality for the speedy recovery of the world economy, he added.

For Pakistan, a developing and progressive China means great opportunities, he said, adding Pakistan will benefit from China’s development.

Sun Weidong expressed the hope that members of Chinese institutions and enterprises, Chinese students and overseas Chinese in Pakistan could continue to render their support to the development of our motherland and play an active role of the envoy of friendship between China and Pakistan.

He said with our joint efforts, the towering tree of China-Pakistan friendship would surely become more flourishing and yield more fruits in the days to come, and bring tremendous benefits to the peoples of our two countries and the whole region.