Shaukat Tarin Federal Minister for Finance & Revenue Islamic Republic of Pakistan

It is an honor for me to extend felicitations to President Xi Jinping, CPC leadership and the people of China on the occasion of the 72nd Anniversary of the Foundation of the People’s Republic of China.China’s tremendous economic progress over the past decades, under visionary leadership, is a source of inspiration for developing countries, including Pakistan. The miracle of poverty alleviation of hundreds of millions of Chinese people under the dynamic leadership of Xi Jinping is a miraculous achievement. The friendship between Pakistan and China is an epitome of enduring friendship and brotherhood. Over the years, the relationship has blossomed into an “All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership”, with the CPEC at its core. CPEC is of utmost importance for Pakistan as it will generate abundant investment and employment opportunities. Pakistan is pursuing an all-inclusive and sustained economic growth with clear cut focus on ‘bottom-up’ approach as envisaged by the Prime Minister. We welcome Chinese entrepreneurs to further strengthen economic and trade linkages between the two countries. I am confident that with joint efforts and close cooperation, both countries will play a substantial role in the development, progress and prosperity of the peoples of the two countries.I avail myself of this opportunity to convey my best wishes for the progress and prosperity of the people of China.

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