ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday said that relations with China are bedrock of Pakistan's foreign policy.
He was talking to a seven member delegation led by LU Xinshe, Member of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China and Party Secretary of Jiangxi Province, who called on him in Islamabad. Ambassador of China in Pakistan Sun Weidong was also present in the meeting.
The Speaker Said, "Pak-China relations have no parallel in international relations. Based on shared geopolitical, economic, historical and strategic interests, Pak-China relations have always stood the test of time."
Sardar Ayaz highlighted that, "Sino-Pak relationship is based on the firm foundations of mutual respect, trust, peaceful co-existence and brotherly neighborhood."
"We have firmly stood by each other in every thick and thin and it is thus that this friendship has passed from one generation to the other," he added.
The Speaker outlined that, "Pak-China strategic partnership is highly essential for peace and development in the region and beyond." Referring to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as 'game-changer project' for the regional development, he remarked that, "The realization of CPEC is manifestation of shared dream of unprecedented prosperity for our Region."
He further added that, "Pakistan and China are committed to an all-encompassing and enduring partnership to support each other at international and regional forums."
LU Xinshe termed Pakistan and China as 'All Weather Strategic Partners' and asserted that, "Pakistan has an unrivaled importance in China's strategic calculations."
He added that, "The leadership of both countries have demonstrated an unflinching resolve to further strengthen bilateral relations."
He endorsed Speaker's proposal for cementing inter-parliamentary relations and expressed confidence in the progress of people-to-people contacts between both countries. He further highlighted that, "China and Pakistan share the vision for regional peace and development manifested in unanimous support for CPEC."
Meanwhile, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, in his message on the occasion of 79th Death Anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal Thursday said that the present challenges faced by Pakistan could be countered if we follow Allama Muhammad Iqbal's teachings in letter and spirit.
He said, "The vision of Hakeem-ul-Ummah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal was global, encompassing every colour and race of humanity." -NNI