ISLAMABAD (APP) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday greeted Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Pakistan Day falling on March 23. In a message sent to Prime Minster Gilani, the Chinese Premier said Pakistan is a great country with a long history and splendid culture, and has made important contributions in promoting regional peace and development. He said in recent years, the government and people of Pakistan overcame various difficulties by responding positively towards the challenges of global financial crisis and devastating floods. He said Pakistan government committed itself to promoting political stability and economic development, and scored remarkable achievements. He said China was gratified to see all these achievements. Wen Jiabao said Pakistan and China are good neighbours, close friends, dear brothers and trusted partners. Over the past 60 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties, the two countries have enjoyed mutual respect, mutual understanding, mutual trust and mutual support, and established all-weather friendship and conducted all-round cooperation. He said this year marks the Year of China-Pakistan Friendship and said China was ready to work closely with Pakistan to carry out activities of celebration so as to deepen traditional friendship, promote pragmatic cooperation and pass the friendship on from generation to generation.