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Event Title: Pakistan & China have a shared vision for regional growth, development:Shibli Faraz

Event Date: 2019-02-14

Pakistan and China are all weather strategic cooperative partners and both have a shared vision for regional growth and prosperity. This was stated by Leader of the House in the Senate, Senator Shibli Faraz while talking to Vice Chairman of Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Mr. Gao Yunlong currently visiting Pakistan along with his delegation at the Parliament House on Thursday. He said that Pakistan will continue to adhere to One China Policy and support China on all core issues.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan also appreciates China’s contribution towards regional development and his visit to China last year further reaffirmed our traditional friendship.

He expressed his satisfaction that intern-parliamentary linkages have increased and there is need to bring the people of two sides more closer to push forward development agenda.

He emphasized the need to enhance and strengthen institutional linkages between the two parliaments and the friendship groups can play active role in cementing ties.

On bilateral friendship, Senator Shibli said that Pakistan’s political parties speak with one voice for deepening ties with China.

He said that Pakistan attaches great importance to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and is committed to it early completion. He stressed that Pakistan is trying to expand cooperation under CPEC on socio-economic development, agriculture cooperation, industrial capacity, job creation, poverty alleviation, trade and commerce besides broadening Special Economic Zones base.

“ Diplomatic, Political and economic ties have always remained on a positive trajectory and both sides have complemented each other at all international forums.

Senator in waiting Senator Agha Shahzaib Durrani besides Senators Gen, ( R ) Salahuddin Tirmizi, Sitara Ayaz, Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, Sherry Rehman, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Mian Muhammad Atiq Sheikh and Shahzad Wasim were also present during the meeting.

Members of the Senate from Pakistani side termed friendship with China most important and said that Pakistan places bilateral relations with China at high esteem and there is huge scope to further broaden the cordial relations. The expressed the confidence that the visit would further pave the way for enhanced linkages at different levels.

Leader of the Chinese delegation said that China values its ties with Pakistan and it is one of the shining examples of close neighborly ties. He said that China would further encourage Chinese investment in Pakistan.