|Wang Qishan Attends the Reception Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and Pakistan|
On May 21, 2021, Vice President Wang Qishan attended a reception marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Pakistan in Beijing, and met with Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque.
Wang Qishan said, the friendship between the two nations goes back to ancient times. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 70 years ago, no matter how the international situation has changed, China and Pakistan have always stood firmly together. In 2015, President Xi Jinping paid a historic state visit to Pakistan. The leaders of the two countries jointly upgraded China-Pakistan relations to an all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, opening a new chapter in the development of bilateral relations. Inheriting and carrying forward the all-weather friendship between China and Pakistan and conducting strategic cooperation at a higher level, with a wider scope and at a deeper level are not only in the common interests of the two countries and their people, but are also conducive to lasting stability and common prosperity in the region. China is willing to work with Pakistan to take the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations as an opportunity to build a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era and push the China-Pakistan friendship to a higher level.
Haque said that the 70th anniversary of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations is an important milestone, and the friendship with China is a matter of national consensus within Pakistan. Pakistan is ready to continue to firmly support each other with China, and join hands to usher in the next brand new 70 years.