Islamabad, August 31st, 2016: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan confidently count on Chinese support at international forums and genuine economic development. Referring to the historic brotherly relations between the two nations, the Speaker remarked that the international community cannot offer a parallel of Sino-Pak ties. He made these remarks while speaking to Chinese Ambassador Mr. Sun Weidong who called on him at Parliament House Islamabad on Wednesday.
Matters of mutual interests and strategic environment in the region came under discussion. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq highlighted that based on shared geopolitical, economic, historical and strategic interests; Pak-China relations have always stood the test of time. He termed the alliance of two friends as highly imperative for responding to regional and global challenges. He further urged the need for cementing people-to-people contacts to take bilateral relations to new heights. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq added that the completion of CPEC would change the destiny of the region and would unleash a new era of Pak-China relations. The Speaker highly appreciated Chinese assistance for enabling Pakistan’s Parliament to switch over to solar power for meeting its electricity requirements.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq urged the need for forging partnerships to fast track progress on meeting Sustainable Development Goals and promotes genuine human development at all levels of the society. He highlighted that Pakistan had sought Chinese assistance in exploration of renewable energy resources and enhancement of manufacturing capacity of the Pakistani industry. He remarked that CPEC would add a new impetus to Sino-Pak business relations.
The Chinese Ambassador Mr. Sun Weidong endorsed Ayaz Sadiq’s claim that the Pak-China relations had no parallel in international community. He added that China was committed to an enduring partnership with Pakistan and aspired to further strengthen the existing brotherly relations.
He said that China would continue to assist Pakistan in technology, defense and infrastructure development. He highlighted that the strategic calculation and environment in the region had pushed Pakistan and China into an unflinching bond.