Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that ties between Pakistan and China are based on the strong foundations of trust and mutuality of interests and are rooted in the ethos of the peoples of our two countries.
Mr. Gilani said the hallmark of this relationship is that both the countries have stood by each other through thick and thin.
“We shall never forget the way Chinese people extended their support and assistance to the people of Pakistan during earthquake in 2005 and the devastating floods of 2010”, he said.
He said Pakistan and China have shared interests in the promotion of peace‚ and development and are determined to exploit opportunities thrown up by globalization.
He said “the depth of our partnership can be measured by all-encompassing nature of our strategic relations which cover trade‚ investment‚ energy‚ transportation‚ agriculture‚ infrastructure building‚ defence‚ education‚ science and technology‚ human development and cultural exchanges.”
He said Pak-China unique friendship has contributed immensely to regional and international peace‚ stability and understanding.
The Prime Minister said that the height of socio-economic and technological development that China has touched within a short span of time is a worthy example of hard work of its people.