Monday, May 23, 2011

Pakistan: ‘Friendship with China cornerstone of foreign policy’

The Pakistan Observer:

Karachi—Friendship with China, a true, most reliable friend and partner, is the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

This was stated by the Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, on Saturday night. He was speaking at a dinner he hosted to celebrate the 60 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China at the Governor House here.

The dinner was attended among others by the provincial ministers, members of the diplomatic community, parliamentarians, businessmen. Earlier, the national anthems of Pakistan and China were played and the Governor and the Consul General of China in Karachi, Zhang Jianxin, jointly cut the cake.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that Pakistan and China are celebrating the year 2011 as 60 years of the establishment of the diplomatic relations and that it is a moment to renew our common resolve to impart a new dynamism to take this all-weather friendship and strategic cooperative partnership to ever new heights.

“I wish to express my gratitude for the unstinting support and solidarity show by the people and government of Pakistan”, Dr. Ishrat remarked adding that two countries since establishing diplomatic relations in 1951 have developed all weather friendship and strategic cooperative partnership.

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