Islamabad (Adnan Hameed): In a momentous diplomatic affair, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong graced Islamabad with his presence and took part in the inauguration of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Corner at the library of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The distinguished occasion saw the participation of Foreign Secretary Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi.
Addressing the gathering, Vice Foreign Minister Sun underscored the paramount importance China places on its relationship with Pakistan, emphasizing the enduring bond of “iron brothers and trusted friends” between the two nations. He articulated China’s unwavering commitment to fortify the already robust strategic ties shared by China and Pakistan.
Highlighting Pakistan’s steadfast support on critical issues, Vice Foreign Minister Sun reiterated China’s strong backing for Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Furthermore, he expressed China’s dedication to actively contribute to Pakistan’s economic development, progress, and prosperity.
In response, Foreign Secretary Qazi extended a warm welcome to Vice Foreign Minister Sun, emphasizing the comprehensive political, institutional, and public support that characterizes the enduring friendship between Pakistan and China. Qazi emphasized the pivotal role of bilateral ties in promoting regional peace and stability, expressing Pakistan’s eagerness to broaden and reinforce cooperation across various sectors.
The inauguration of the CPEC Corner stands as a tangible symbol of the commitment to fostering a deeper understanding and collaboration between the two nations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs looks ahead to building upon this foundation, aiming to enhance diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties between China and Pakistan. The event marks a significant stride in the journey of the “iron brothers and trusted friends” toward shared prosperity and mutual cooperation.