PESHAWAR: Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Nong Rong along with other dignitaries is planting a tree, here Monday.

PESHAWAR: Sino-Pak Friendship is growing like a lash green tree and giving both shelter & fruits, this is was stated by Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Nong Rong while informally exchanging views after launching Pak China Friendship Tree Plantation 2021 at Civil Officer’s Mess Peshawar this afternoon organized by Pakistan China Friendship Association (PCFA) Khyber Chapter, says a Press release.
Ambassador Nong Rong who was visiting first time Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province since taking over the ambassadorial responsibilities was warmly received Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Minister for Local Government & Rural Development Akbar Ayub Khan, Secretary Local Council Board Khazir Hayat Khan, Director-General Peshawar City District Government Mian Shafiq-ur-Rehman, Patron PCFA Tasleem Hussain, President PCFA Yousaf Ayub Khan along with PCFA-Khyber officer bearers.
Ambassador Nong Rong plant a tree to formally launch Pak-China Friendship Tree Plantation 2021 drive as a part of PCFA-Khyber’s plan to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of establishment of Pakistan-China Diplomatic Relations. The initiative was appreciated by the Ambassador Nong Rong and was informed that this plantation will be across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province during 2021-the year marking 100 successful years of Communist Party of China, which play vital role in China’s economic development & social prosperity and become a living example for rest of the world.
While speaking on the occasion Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for LG&RDD Akbar Ayub Khan welcome the Ambassador Nong Rong on his first visit of Province and shows confidence that this exemplary relationship with grow and CPEC will bring economic prosperity across the country.
Minister Akbar Ayub Khan mentioned about the vital role of his late grandfather President Field Marshal Ayub Khan in strengthening the Sino-Pakistan relations which were highly valued by the Chinese Leadership.
Akbar Ayub Khan appreciated the efforts of Pakistan China Friendship Association (PCFA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in further strengthening these relationships and urged that we should put all efforts to translate these friendly relationships for benefits of peoples like how China bring economic prosperity for the masses across China and recently control the COVID-19 successfully we should learn from the experience of China for the greater benefits of our country.
He also appreciates the efforts of PCFA Khyber for Launching Pak-China Friendship Tree Plantation 2021 drive and mentioned that as per vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan & Chief Minister Mahmood Khan we are committed to further environment friendly activities by plantations across the Province.
While welcoming Ambassador Nong Rong, PCFA Khyber Chapter President Yousaf Ayub Khan recalled his & his family role in developing & strengthening the Sino-Pak relations in 1960s era.
He said the this is high time to further speed-up these relations in to next level of economic cooperation and social interactive coordination to cultivate the fruits of these friendship for the betterment of region. He said that PCFA-like always leave no stone unturn to further strengthening these friendly interactions. He recalled his visits to Xinjiang-China in 1997-98 as leader of delegation to participate in Urumqi South-East Asian Trade Fairs which play key role in development economic & business activities across Asia.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary-General Syed Ali Nawaz Gilani said that this Association was established in 1970 as Pak-China Students Friendship Association and was having the Red Book of Chairman Mao then play an active role in twining of Peshawar Urumqi, Abbottabad-Kashgar as sister cities in 1985 & 2007 respectively and recently at Provincial level we have launched a Eassy competition to celebrate 70th Anniversary of Pak-China Diplomatic Relations with support of Culture Section of Chinese Embassy started from 5th April to 5th May 2021.
Later, traditional souvenirs were exchanged.