Islamabad: Deputy Chief of Mission of the Chinese Embassy Mr. Yao Wen on Thursday said bilateral relations between Pakistan and China are rapidly growing to new heights.
He said that Beijing is committed to invest heavily in Pakistan’s energy and other sectors so that people of this great nation can enjoy a better life.
Mr. Yao Wen said this while speaking at an award, books, and uniform distribution ceremony held at a local school where students of Chinese origin are also getting free education.
Calling for enhanced collaboration between educational institutions and exchanges of students and researchers, he said that it would be useful to provide fresh ideas and intellectual content for strengthening our unmatched partnership.
Successive generations of leaders as well as the masses have always held high the banner of Pakistan-China friendship, said Yao Wen.
He said Chinese are working on 120 projects in Pakistan with around a quarter related to energy that is most important part of our cooperation.
In last five years volume of bilateral trade has grown by 70 per cent to over $ 12 billion with Pakistani exports increased two-fold from $1 billion to $2.2 billion, he informed.
The diplomat informed that Chinese enterprises were entering the Pakistani market while Pakistani businesses were also increasingly looking towards China.
Lauding the role of Islamabad in regional and global peace, stability and development he said that Pakistan has offered great sacrifices to ensure peace.
Speaking on the occasion, President Ex-Chinese Association Raza Khan lauded the Chinese assistance and cooperation in various fields terming it a great service to people of Pakistan. He lauded the active involvement of Chinese Ambassador Liu Jian in capacity building of students.
Supporting needy students is a great service which is ensuring social development, he added.
Raza Khan said we should increase people-to-people exchanges and promote understanding between the people of the two countries which is imperative to carry forward cause of Pak-China friendship.
Terming China a sincere and selfless friend, Joint Secretary Ministry of Education Prof. Muhammad Rafiq Tahir said that two countries should fully unleash their potential of cooperation to benefit masses.
Pakistan and China need to work closely together to seize opportunities and meet challenges; we should focus our efforts on developing the economy and improving people’s well-being, he added.
Around 8,000 Pakistani students are already studying in China and thousands more are preparing to join them.
The chief guest also inaugurated new block in the Peak Montessori and High School.