Pak, China to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations: Naghmana

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties next year and this will be a special moment to celebrate past achievements and renew the pledge to take their friendship to new heights, Pakistan Ambassador to China Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi said on Thursday.
“I foresee more robust, inclusive and all-encompassing relations between our two countries in the future, which would not only serve the best interests of our two countries but would also ensure peace, stability and prosperity in the entire region,” she said in an interview to Chinese media outlet.
Ambassador Hashmi said that Pakistan and China were “iron brothers” who have always stood by each other in their hour of need.
While commenting on President Dr Arif Alvi’s recent visit to China, she explained, “The purpose of the visit was to reiterate Pakistan’s firm solidarity and unflinching support to our ‘iron brother’ in this challenging time, express condolences with the bereaved families and pay tribute to the courage and determination of the Chinese people for putting-up a heroic fight against the viral epidemic.”
Regarding Covid-19 challenge, she said that Pakistan has taken stringent disease prevention and control steps in response to this daunting crisis, including the closure of educational institutions, nationwide restrictions on mass gatherings, a suspension of international flight operations and aggressive enforcement of social-distancing measures. – TLTP

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