China Extends:Full Support to Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity of Pakistan


China on Tuesday categorically extended full support to Pakistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and vowed to work with it for progress and peace in the region and the world.

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani who met the Deputy Premier of China Meng Jianzhu here at the PM House termed China as its close friend.“Your friends are our friends, your enemies are our enemies and your security is our security,” Prime Minister Gilani said and added the two countries together can progress and prosper and bring the dividends of development to their people.

The Chinese Vice Premier Meng Jianzhu said the relations between the two countries have been nurtured through generations and expressed the resolve to follow the legacy. He said 2011 marks the 60th anniversary of establishment of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations and the history has proven that both the countries are friend indeed, he said.

The Vice Premier termed his meeting with the President and the military leadership as “very meaningful and productive” and said the Chinese Foreign Ministry will issue a statement supporting Pakistan’s efforts to uphold its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Prime Minister thanked China for a categorical statement extending support to Pakistan when it needs the most.

The Prime Minister referred to the existing multi-dimensional co-operation between the two countries in various sectors like economy, agriculture, infrastructure, energy and culture. He said that Information Technology and its exports from Pakistan to China have earned widespread recognition in China, and Pakistani IT companies were doing a booming business.

The Prime Minister particularly mentioned the co-operation between the two countries in the fields of terrorism, intelligence sharing and anti-narcotics. “We will co-operate with you to the extent you want us to co-operate,” assured Prime Minister Gilani.

Prime Minister Gilani also commended the Chinese assistance in the aftermath of earthquake, Attabad lake crisis, rehabilitation of the IDPs of Swat and Malakand, floods last year and now to cope with the devastating rains in Sindh that have inundated vast areas of the province and destroyed cotton and sugarcane crops. The Prime Minister quoted his speech on the floor of House in which he said, “Pak-China Friendship is higher than mountains, deeper than oceans, stronger than steel and sweeter than honey.”

He also referred to the visit of the Chinese Premier last year when he addressed the Parliament leaving a memorable impact on the people of Pakistan and the parliamentarians. The Prime Minister said he had an excellent visit to China in May this year and held very useful meetings with Chinese President and the Prime Minister on wide range of issues including trade, communication, culture, defense and terrorism.

Gilani underscored the need to undertake exchange of visits of parliamentarians to learn from each other’s experiences and also to enhance contacts at the peoples level. Chinese Deputy Prime Minister said Pakistan was the only country enjoying all-weather friendshipwith China. Gilani extended his best wishes to the President and the Prime Minister of China.

China Extends:
Full Support to Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity of Pakistan

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