|REMARKS BY VICE CONSUL GENERAL OF CHINA IN KARACHI MR. PAN QINGJIANG AT THE ROUNDTABLE MEETING HELD BY THE BALOCHISTAN ECONOMIC FORUM|
President of Balochistan Economic Forum,
First of all, I wish to express my sincere thanks to Balochisntan Economic Forum and president Mr. Sardar Shoukat Popalzai for kindly organizing this roundtable meeting during our visit to Quetta. Also thank you all for your company today. I see so many new friends from various sectors of Balochistan. Your warm reception makes us feel being at home. It is really my great pleasure to know you and to have communications with you on issues of common interest.
China and Pakistan are connected by rivers and mountains. Thanks to care and support from the successive leaders on both sides and the hard work of the governments and peoples of our two countries, an exclusively unique relationship has been established between China and Pakistan, which features all weather friendship, strong strategic partnership, robust economic cooperation and ever closer people-to-people connections.
This special friendship is based on mutual respect, mutual understanding, mutual trust and mutual support. It has taken deep root in the hearts of our people and has become our valuable treasure.
Here I wish to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks and respects to all the friends who have long been committed to the China-Pakistan friendship.
It is a firm policy for the Chinese government to further cement the friendly relationship and cooperation with Pakistan. China will always be good neighbor, close friend, trusted partner and dear brother of Pakistan. I am in full confidence that, with joint efforts, China-Pakistan relationship will have a brighter future.
We are very pleased to see that the increasingly expanding exchanges and cooperation in various fields including economy and business between China and Pakistan are prominent and substantial in Balochistan. Gwadar Port, Saindak Copper project and Zinc project in Duddar are, among others, a few examples. Cooperation in economy and trade is key component in our bilateral relations. We see great potentials for mutually beneficial cooperation in Balochistan. China will continue to play an active part in Pakistan's economic and social development towards a better future, including that in such important province as Balochistan. We believe that more outcomes are to be achieved in our bilateral collaboration. The consulate General in Karachi is always ready to do its utmost towards this aim. I hope Balochistan Economic Forum and all friends present here will make continuous contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding and bilateral collaboration.
This year is an important year for China with the 12th "Five-Year Plan" for economic and social development being in full implementation. The Communist Party of China will have the 18th National Congress, which will draw blueprints and guide China's future development. Though the current world is still complex and volatile in political and economic situation and there are still many difficulties and challenges facing China, we are fully confident that China is going to have a promising prospect! You are warmly welcome to go to China, doing business or having a tour, to share and experience China's development and China's stories and to know more and better about China.
Finally may China Pakistan friendship last forever.
Pak- Chin Dosti Zindabad!